Building of the Day

Bronx River Arts Center

Oct 10 at 12–1pm
1087 E Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10460

Architect: Sage and Coombe Architects

As part of the Design Excellence initiative of the New York City Department of Design and Construction and in concert with the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Bronx River Art Center selected Sage and Coombe to redesign its facility.

The Center occupies a four-story former warehouse building bordering the newly reclaimed Bronx River Greenway.  The Art Center has a clear mission:  to foster arts education within a framework of environmental stewardship.  Taking this as design inspiration, Sage and Coombe developed environmental and architectural strategies that work in tandem.

To take advantage of the project’s visibility from Tremont Avenue and the Greenway, as well as from the elevated subway that circumnavigates the site, the building will be wrapped with a super-graphic that announces the Art Center and its mission.

The project received an AIA Merit Award for Unbuilt Design in 2010 and a Design Award in 2010 from the Public Design Commission.

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