Galapagos Art Space Opens Green Doors in Dumbo

After a move from Williamsburg to DUMBO, the Galapagos Art Space could become the first LEED-certified performing arts venue anywhere in New York City.

The Galapagos Art Space- formerly of Williamsburg- opened last night at 16 Main Street in Brooklyn. The 10,000-square-foot performing arts space will no longer be hosting rock bands, but expect a mix of theater, cabaret, dance, orchestral music, and puppetry in the coming weeks.

Galapagos includes a 1600-square-foot indoor lake that helps cool the space and a major design focus was recycled-content material; 90 percent of steel used in construciton was recycled while poured concrete includes 30 percent recycled material.

The project is in the midst of pursuing an unspecified LEED rating; when conferred, it would be the first for any performing arts venue in New York City. Check out Brooklyn Based’s interview with Galapagos director and founder Robert Elmes via the link below.

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