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Honorees Announced: 2017 MASterworks Awards

The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) announced the winners of the 2017 MASterworks Awards, an annual competition recognizing projects completed in the preceding year that made a significant contribution to New York’s built environment. The awards will be presented on the evening of March 15 at El Museo del Barrio.

“From rolling hillsides to decommissioned shipyards, the projects honored this year have created new venues for New Yorkers to work, play, and interact with the city,” said Elizabeth Goldstein, President of MAS. “We applaud the 2017 MASterworks winners for enhancing New York one design at a time.”

The 2017 honorees placed in seven categories:

Best Restoration: The Montauk Club, Bone/Levine Architects

A thoughtful and measured project, the restoration of the Montauk Club stretched over several years and eventually included incremental projects from stoop to roof. Throughout the effort, great care was taken to reuse or recreate historic detail and materials wherever possible, resulting in a finished project that honors the intricacy and artistry of the building itself.

Best Adaptive Reuse: A/D/O, nARCHITECTS

Occupying a non-descript former warehouse, this innovative project creates spaces for exhibitions, communal workspaces, fabrication labs, shops, and restaurants. A central feature of the design is a large overhead ‘Periscope’ that joins the Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines into a single horizon, visually and metaphorically bringing the city together into one space.

Best Neighborhood Catalyst: New Lab, Macro Sea

Once a monument to ship manufacturing, Building 128 of Brooklyn’s famed Navy Yard has undergone a stunning transformation into a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation, and education. By bringing jobs and events to the former shipyard, New Lab has helped recapture the energy and activity of this once-bustling pocket of the city.

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