Architects Vie to Green South Bronx

The Grimshaw team wins the competition to build sustainable, working class housing in this notorious section of New York City

An oddly shaped, 60,000-square-foot empty lot in the South Bronx, New York, recently attracted a shortlist of some renowned names in architecture and green building: Grimshaw Architects, Behnisch Architekten, Cook + Fox, Rogers Marvel, Kiss + Cathcart. And when a 202-apartment complex is completed on the site, the project—named Via Verde—may just set a new standard for affordable housing.

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