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2009 Design Awards

Design Award Recipients 2009

Construction of a Municipal Recycling facility

Construction of a Municipal Recycling facility Construction of a Municipal Recycling facility



South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, 29th Street and Marginal Street, Brooklyn
A Project of the Economic Development Corporation, the Department of Sanitation, the Department of Small Business Services and Sims Metal Management Municipal Recycling
Selldorf Architects

Tasked with processing all of the metal, glass and plastic collected by the Department of Sanitation’s curbside recycling program, the municipal recycling facility is sited on the Gowanus Bay’s working waterfront to facilitate the delivery of recyclables via barge and rail. The design modifies cost-effective pre-engineered structural elements to accommodate each step of the recycling process, most notably employing an exposed mainframe structure that extends as a canopy over the barge dock. The facility’s visitor center is connected via an open-air truss bridge to catwalks in the operational spaces, providing unique opportunities for firsthand environmental education.

Design Team

Selldorf Architects
Annabelle Selldorf, Principal; Sara Lopergolo, Partner; Lisa Green, Partner; Marc Pittsley, Project Manager; Mimi Madigan, Project Team Member

Moffatt and Nichol
Patricia McNeal, Project Engineer

Vaccaro
Mark Vaccaro, Landscape Consultant

Economic Development Corporation
Seth Pinsky, President; Madelyn Wils, Executive Vice President, Development; Venetia Lannon, Senior Vice President, Maritime; David Kane PE AICP, Senior Vice President, Capital Program; Sandra Tomas AIA, Vice President, Capital Program; Andrew Genn, Vice President, Maritime; Richard David, Senior Project Manager, Budget; Daniel Colangione, Senior Project Manager, Capital Program; Gale Rothstein, Design Commission Liaison

Department of Sanitation
John Doherty, Commissioner; Robert Lange, Director of Recycling; Michael Friedlander, Director of Special Projects

Department of Small Business Services
Robert W. Walsh, Commissioner; Andrew Schwartz, First Deputy Commissioner

Sims Metal Management Municipal Recycling
Thomas Outerbridge, General Manager; Gary Osman, Financial Manager; Dan Strechay, Communications Manager; Craig Schantz, Senior Project Director; Greg Margeson, Director of Engineering