Polo Grounds Fire House

A proposal for using a FDNY station
to bridge a gap, both physical and psychological, between dispirit areas. The building, situated on a forgotten corner in Harlem, utilizes the changing elevation of the space with circulation and public spaces for community development.
The omnipotent presence of a busy firehouse activates this neglected corner of NYC, giving a safe, engaging space back to the community.

The program included the fire station, as well as spaces for the community
to utilize — recreation lawns, a lecture hall, rec room, meeting rooms,
and lounge.