Project name: Enclave at the Cathedral
Project location: New York City
Firm name: Handel Architects
Jury comments: A 15-story residential development translates a neighboring cathedral’s Gothic buttress ribs into contemporary concrete fins. Floor-to-ceiling windows suggest that residents are living in the church. Without this connection to the historic spiritual space, this Brutalist project might feel less humane, underscoring how context and location can make architecture better.
Client: The Brodsky Organization
Consultants: WSP; Cosentini Associates; Langan Engineering & Environmental Services; Pillori Associates; Gilsanz Murray Steficek; Aarris Atepa Architects; Cerami & Associates; JAM Consultants Inc; Joseph Neto & Associates; Development Consulting Services; Reg Hough Associates, LLC; Philip Habib & Associates; T.G. Nickel & Associates