Gallery: Green Buildings Sweep the 2011 Brooklyn Building Awards

photo © Jeff Goldberg/Esto for Ennead Architects
One of the more unusual winners is the Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, which won for Civic and Institutional. Although primarily known for water treatment and a rather disgusting environment, what is striking about this is the architectural design of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, designed by Ennead Architect. Recently, a visitor's center was added, the first of its kind in NYC for a public infrastructure facility. With the help of the community and various groups, a new park will also be developed around the Greenpoint area in an effort to revitalize and restore the area.

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1 Comment

  1. lazyreader May 18, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Why do architects get credit for simply refurbishing older buildings. And do the benefits promised really save energy at all. Apparently construction equipment runs on sunshine and rainbows.