Via Verde - 2013 Global Awards for Excellence Winner
November 8, 2013
About Via Verde
Location: Bronx, New York
Developer: Jonathan Rose Companies/Phipps Houses
Designer: Dattner Architects, Grimshaw, et al.
Size: 69,260 square feet
Via Verde was the winning entry in the New Housing New York Legacy Competition, New York City’s first juried design competition for affordable, sustainable housing. Codeveloped by Phipps Houses and Jonathan Rose Companies, Via Verde provides much-needed healthy, affordable, urban housing for residents of the South Bronx and is an important component in the revitalization of this low-income neighborhood.
Via Verde is built on a former brownfield site. Collaboratively designed by Dattner Architects and Grimshaw, Via Verde is composed of three distinct building types: a 20-story tower, a six- to 13-story mid-rise duplex apartment building, and two- to four-story townhouses organized around a central courtyard that begins at ground level and spirals up through a series of south-facing roof gardens.
This LEED Gold development has 222 apartments, including 71 workforce housing co-op units and 151 low-income rental units, and a 5,500-square-foot medical center and pharmacy on the ground floor.