FDNY Fire Zone
New York, NY
Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the new FDNY Fire Zone is an educational center that teaches visitors important lessons about fire and life safety, as well as the key steps to the FDNY’s response to fire emergencies. The Fire Zone features interactive media exhibits, an interactive full-scale replica Fire Engine experience, and an immersive educational theater that uses state-of-the-art projection-mapping and dynamic audioscapes to teach visitors how to react in different emergency situations.
batwin + robin was brought in by the FDNY Foundation at the start of the project to oversee the creative development and design of the Fire Zone’s exhibits and served as the producer for all of the exhibit media, including the educational theater projection-mapping and audio design. Project partners on the design team include Ashton Design, David Weiner Design, Stephen Carmody Design, Synapse Audio Visual Designs, Hayden Production Services, O’Donovan Consulting, writer Joy Tomasko, Cigar Box Studios, Duotone Audio Group, and DUO Signage + Graphics. Site photos by Vivian Marie Doering.
“Among the highlights are an immersive educational theater… a full-scale fire truck, and lively and informative tours led by FDNY firefighters.”