DATE: July 28, 2021
In 2021, Boston Valley project FDNY Rescue Company 2 was granted the Design Award for Best Government & Public Building by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). The 3-story fire station was designed by architect Studio Gang as a training facility to help firefighters prepare for a variety of rescue situations.
Precast concrete is punctuated by a series of openings and voids to accurately simulate emergency rescues in the urban environment. The station’s façade is accented by TerraClad® panels glazed in fire-engine red, manufactured by Boston Valley. Thanks to the combined precast structure and terra cotta façade, the building is highly durable as well as fire-resistant and thermally efficient.
FDNY Rescue Company 2 has proved a valuable addition to the Brooklyn area, both as a civic building and a functional workplace.
To learn more about the project, view PCI’s case study.
About the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
Founded in 1954, PCI is the technical institute and trade association for the precast/prestressed concrete structures industry. By building awareness of precast benefits and usage; supporting member success; and educating professionals in construction, design, and academia; PCI aims to make precast/prestressed concrete building products an early structural and enclosure choice for new projects. Learn more about PCI here.