Renderings Reveal Look of Long-Awaited Cultural Spaces in Fort Greene’s 300 Ashland Tower

The raw space this morning. Photo by Craig Hubert

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After years of delay, ground was broken, so to speak, on the long-promised cultural spaces at 300 Ashland in Fort Greene this morning.

The new 50,000 square-foot space, now called L10 Arts and Cultural Center and occupying parts of the second and third floors of the development at 300 Ashland Place, will be home to future outposts of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Public Library, MoCADA and 651 Arts.

300 ashland interior

Three new movie theaters will be part of BAM’s space, as well as an extra room where items from their archives will be displayed. Rehearsal studios and performance space will be reserved for 651 Arts, Brooklyn Public Library will get a new branch, and MoCADA will receive gallery and performance space.

Renderings released this morning show clean, contemporary spaces that take advantage of the development’s high ceilings. (They also show a concentration of people of color in the MoCADA gallery but not elsewhere.) Building out the spaces has begun, New York City Economic Development Corporation and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs said today.

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BAM’s archives

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BAM’s research room

300 ashland

BAM reading room

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BAM lobby

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651 ARTS blackbox theater

300 ashland

BAM Cinema

300 ashland

BAM Cinema

300 ashland

BAM Cinema

300 ashland

Brooklyn Public Library space

300 ashland

Brooklyn Public Library space

300 ashland

Brooklyn Public Library space

300 ashland

651 ARTS gallery corridor

300 ashland

MoCADA entrance

300 ashland

MoCADA

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BAM ticketing lobby

300 ashland

BAM lobby

[Renderings by TEN Arquitectos and Andrea Steele Architecture]

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