TITLE: Studio Gang designs Brooklyn fire station to train elite firefighters
AUTHOR: James Brillon
Boston Valley project FDNY Rescue Company 2 was recently featured on Dezeen Magazine’s website. The article discusses lead architect Studio Gang’s design intent for the function of the building, which is used by the firefighter team as a simulation and training facility for extreme rescue situations.
On the exterior, red glazed terracotta panels surround a smaller-scale series of voids (windows and doors) with highly crafted details animating these points of connection between the facility and the community it serves,” the architects explained.
The fire station’s facade is accented by red glazed TerraClad® panels manufactured by Boston Valley. Three vibrant shades of red glaze create a dynamic pattern, framing out the 18 different windows and building openings.
The concrete building is fronted with terracotta tiles that recall the red colour typically used for fire engines. These colourful accents line the surroundings of the windows, drawing attention to the building’s function from the exterior.