Herzog & de Meuron to Transform Brooklyn Batcave into Art Space

Architectural Digest | Elizabeth Wallace:

Another abandoned industrial building in Brooklyn is getting a facelift. The former Brooklyn Rapid Transit Powerhouse, set along the hyperdeveloping Gowanus Canal, will become an arts manufacturing center. Purchased in 2012 by philanthropist Joshua Rechnitz, the space will evolve into sort of a modern Warhol Factory under the eye of the Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation. Basel, Switzerland-based, Pritzker Prize-winning architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron has been commissioned to create the Powerhouse Workshop, a state-of-the-art space for wood, metal, ceramics, textiles, and print making, with work expected to begin this fall… Read more

Image: A rendering shows the exterior of the century-old building