Zivilschutzzentrum / AllesWirdGut Architektur

© Hertha Hurnaus

Architects: AllesWirdGut Architektur
Location: Innichen, San Candido,
Client: Gemeinde Innichen / Comune di San Candido
Project Area: 2,670 sqm
Outdoor Space Area: 8,400 sqm
Construction Year: 2007
Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus

By the end of 2007, the new Civil Protection Center was completed on the outskirts of Innichen in the South Tyrolean High Puster Valley; the building accommodates the local Volunteer Fire Brigade, the White Cross Emergency Medical Service and the Mountain Rescue Service in a common structure.

© Hertha Hurnaus

The project responds to the location on the East-side village entrance and to the small-scale single family housing in the direct surroundings; it is an outpost of the village’s building area which, as is usual, sprawls on the fringes. The fire brigade training is a landmark – a frame for a panoramic view and a welcome sign – an oversized 3-D postcard.

floor plans
© Hertha Hurnaus

The built volume of the Civil Protection Center is ten times that of nearby houses. In order to lessen this contrast, the building makes use of the natural topography and integrates into the sloping mountainside in the north.

Cite: "Zivilschutzzentrum / AllesWirdGut Architektur" 22 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=46860>

5 comments

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    The profile of this project is stunning…also succeeds (as presented) in capturing the stunning surrounding views. This project will probably receive criticism for rejecting the landscape, but come on: it has three Zs in the name! hahaha…

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    Das ist wunderbar. Das schlanke Profil funktioniert gut auf die offensichtliche Größe verringern, im Vergleich zu den umliegenden Gebäuden. Es ist ein raffiniertes Design. Von weitem sieht es aus wie ein Teil der Landschaft und nicht eine andere kommerzielle Gebäude.

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