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FDNY Company 2’s elite force of firefighters does more than just fight fire. The team is trained to respond to a variety of emergencies, from fire and building collapses to water and scuba rescues. To help Company 2 mimic those rescue scenarios, Studio Gang Architects cut a large interior void in the building center that extends from the ground floor to the roof and connects with the spacious garage bays. The void helps the team simulate emergency conditions, let heat and smoke out, and bring natural light and fresh air into the building.

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In addition to the central void, the architects cut out a series of smaller voids to create visual interest and soften the look of the boxy concrete structure. Red glazed terra-cotta panels frame the voids to bring attention to the windows, doors, and accessible green roof and create a connection with the community. The design also emphasizes communal activities: the kitchen serves as a primary social space, while the backyard, open-air porches, and green roof offer additional space for socializing and access to nature.

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