MASterworks Explorations: Amant

2021 Winner for Best New Building

This fall, as a part of Archtober and NYCxDESIGN, MAS is celebrating design excellence in New York City with our 2021 MASterworks Awards! We have curated a selection of in person explorations and online in-conversations with this year’s honored projects.

On Monday, November 15, 6:00-8:00 PM, join MAS for a visit to Amant, 2021 MASterwork winner for Best New Building. Hear from Lonti Ebers (Founder & C.E.O., Amant Foundation) and architect Florian Idenburg, RA, AIA-IA (Principal, SO–IL), about the design for this oasis for artists and general public that offers wonder and discovery in the center of Brooklyn. Embedded within the subtle utility of its materials, the architecture embodies the ethos of Amant: providing space for showing, broadcasting, and making art public, while offering another place for reflecting, meeting, and creating community.

The program will begin with remarks in Géza, located at 306 Maujer Street, Amant’s lab oriented to art-making and collective discussion, followed by a drinks reception in the artist residency building and an invitation to explore and mingle in the galleries, courtyards, and bookstore, located at 315 Maujer Street and 932 Grand Street.

This event is free with RSVP.

Learn more about the 2021 MASterworks winners and the full roster of programming here.

Monday, November 15
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Amant
306 Maujer St.
Brooklyn, New York 11206

Amant campus is easily accessible by public transport and bicycle. If traveling by car, street parking is available, but public transport is encouraged. Nearest public transport: L at Grand St. or Q54 or Q59 bus at Grand/Waterbury St. or Grant/Olive St. A Citi Bike station is also located at Stagg/Waterbury St.

Tickets:
Free!

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Amant COVID Safety Guidelines:
Amant requires that all visitors (12+) show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO. For more information regarding this requirement, visit Key to NYC. We also recommend that all visitors (age 2+) wear face coverings while inside of Amant and maintain the 6-ft social distancing rule when interacting with any staff and other visitors. Additional information on planning your visit and Amant’s COVID safety guidelines is available here.

About the MASterworks Awards:

Established in 2001, the MASterworks Awards pay tribute each year to projects that make a significant contribution to New York City’s built environment. Awards are presented in the following categories:

Best New Building for outstanding architectural design
Best Urban Landscape for a new or revitalized open space that contributes to livability and resilience
Best Restoration for a project that expertly enhances the original qualities of a significant historic building or structure
Best Adaptive Reuse for a project that demonstrates exceptional creativity in adaptive reuse of an existing building or structure
Best New Infrastructure for distinctive design in public service projects
Best New Urban Amenity for an addition to the built environment that contributes to a more livable city.

2021 MASterworks Jury:

Justin Davidson | Architecture and Classical Music Critic, New York Magazine
Lisa Switkin, FAAR, ASLA | Senior Principal, James Corner Field Operations
Calvin Tsao, FAIA, FAAR | Principal, Tsao & McKown Architects & MAS Board of Directors
Weston Walker, AIA, LEED AP | Design Principal and Partner, Studio Gang
Vicki Weiner | Adjunct Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator of Historic Preservation, Pratt Institute

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