The Municipal Arts Society has named the winners of its 2013 MASterworks Awards. The Best Building honor went to Steven Holl Architects’ Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University. Also honored was Weiss/Manfredi’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center in Brooklyn, which scooped the Best Urban Amenity Award; Rogers Marvel’s McCarren Pool and Bathhouse, which took The Best Renovation prize; and SHoP Architects’ Barclay’s Center, which won the Best Neighborhood Catalyst Award.
The awards, which recognize innovation in architecture and urban design, was judged by a panel comprised of Pedro Gadanho (Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA), Gabriel Calatrava (Principal, Calatrava), Toni Griffin (Professor of Architecture and Director, J. Max Bond Center, Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, CUNY), and Mimi Hoang (Partner, nArchitects).
Said Municipal Art Society president, Vin Cipolla, “From an environmentally sustainable visitors center in Brooklyn to a state-of-the-art athletics facility in Upper Manhattan, the 2013 MASterworks winners are design assets to our city that contribute greatly to the urban landscape. MAS congratulates all of the winning design teams for their visionary ideas and commitment excellence, and we thank them for enhancing New York City, one building at a time.”
The 2013 MASterworks Awards will be presented later this week in a private ceremony held at the WTC sponsored by Silverstein Properties.