DXA studio, an award-winning architecture and design firm based in Manhattan, has been named a winner of the 2021 NYCxDESIGN Awards presented by Interior Design. Its reimagining of the Brooklyn Bridge was recognized as best in the On the Boards: Commercial category announced on May 17th.
The Great Bridge: Path to Equilibrium creates an experience that is more accessible, safe, democratic, and enjoyable for all who visit the iconic structure. DXA studio’s version envisions a future that elevates people over automobiles and reclaims land entangled by roads and ramps for civic use in the form of parks, museums, local commerce, recreation and housing, as well as makes the bridge more accessible to adjacent communities.
“We are honored to receive a NYCxDesign Award for our reimagining of the Brooklyn Bridge,” said Wayne Norbeck, Co-Founder and Partner of DXA studio. “Our vision was to return the span to the type of public space that was originally intended for the millions of pedestrians who cross it every year.”
In the design, the upper deck expansion becomes a planted promenade with lanes for tourists and commuters, while the lower deck features six traffic lanes reduced to two for trolleys and emergency vehicles, with the remainder dedicated to public use including bike lanes and planters.
The reimagination of the bridge is the result of a collaboration with Patrick Cullina Horticultural Design + Consulting, Philiip Habib & Associates, and Thornton Tomasetti.
DXA studio was also named a finalist in two additional categories: Building Façade for 215-225 West 28th Street, and Kitchen + Bath for Soho Development (49 Greene Street).
“New York City is filled with amazing projects from a number of really talented studios. Being named a finalist by NYCxDESIGN in three separate categories was a thrill, and it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone at our firm,” said Jordan Rogove, Co-Founder and Partner of DXA studio.
Now in its sixth year, the NYCxDESIGN awards honor outstanding projects in major areas of design, from architecture to interiors. Winners and honorees “represent the very best design talent” and will be published in Interior Design magazine.
NYCxDESIGN is a non-profit organization that nurtures, supports, and provides opportunities for New York City’s design sector by organizing and coordinating exceptional year-round activations, amplifying the voices of design through storytelling and promotion, and providing annual grants for local talent and businesses that make New York the design capital of the world.