Powerhouse is a not-for-profit organization committed to creative expression. Housed in a purpose-built facility in Brooklyn, the organization hosts an extended network of art and fabrication professionals and educators who work together to co-create and share artistic practices vital to the wellbeing of artists and the communities to which they belong.
The design for Powerhouse Arts reimagines a 117-year-old power plant to create a new contemporary art center that meets the multidisciplinary needs of artists it serves. Herzog & de Meuron’s design transforms the site, including the renovation of the existing Turbine Hall and the reconstruction of the adjacent Boiler House building. The facility allows for flexible workshop configurations, spaces dedicated to teaching and learning, as well as community space for research and exchange.