Construction Update: FDNY Rescue Company 2 Training Facility

Looking west along Sterling Place.

Concrete superstructure has topped out at Studio Gang's FDNY Rescue Company 2 Training Facility in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. The three-story structure will serve as a facility for the FDNY to simulate various scenarios encountered when responding to emergency calls. Large voids cut horizontally through the central ground floor space and vertically to the sky to allow for simulating a multitude of real world scenarios. Large apertures cut into the concrete facades will be accented by red glazed terracotta panels. Sustainable features include a green roof, geothermal HVAC system, and solar water-heating system.

Close-up of the east façade.

East façade.

South façade from Sterling Place.

Architect: Studio Gang; Client: NYC Department of Design and Construction; Program: FDNY Training Facility; Location: Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY; Completion: 2018.