The Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra has unveiled designs for the former Engine Company 204 Firehouse, where the orchestra is planning to move its administrative offices. The design group HOK NY is designing the DeGraw Street Firehouse as a pro bono project for the orchestra; the building will include a music rehearsal room and will also house Create!, a children’s art education and training nonprofit organization. The building’s multipurpose space will be used for performances, meetings, lectures, and other community uses. The new space will be known as The BP Music Center for the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and will be the orchestra’s first permanent home in the Borough of Brooklyn. HOK plans to restore the firehouse’s brick exterior to its natural color and will design a modern, all-glass entrance with marquee.
Photo of future BP Music Center for the Brooklyn Philharmonic courtesy of the Brooklyn Philharmonic