Going the Green Way - Grimshaw Architects and Dattner Architects - via @greensourcemag

Going the Green Way - Grimshaw Architects and Dattner Architects - via @greensourcemag

Sitting on a former railyard and brownfield site, the affordable housing development Via Verde stands out from the unremarkable high-rises nearby in the once arson-ravaged Melrose section of the South Bronx. The 222-unit apartment complex for low- and middle-income residents has not only set a precedent for the design of subsidized housing but also implemented an ambitious sustainability program to save energy and enhance the quality of life for its occupants. Slide Show Data ----- Advertising ----- This $70 million project was borne of the city's first-ever juried competition for affordable and sustainable housing, conceived by the local New York chapter of the American Institute for Architects (AIA) and the City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). The competition called on design teams to submit proposals that met specific criteria beyon...

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