the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Articles
  3. Fire Station Competition Proposal / Luís Banazol

Fire Station Competition Proposal / Luís Banazol

Fire Station Competition Proposal / Luís Banazol
Courtesy of Luís Banazol
Courtesy of Luís Banazol

The design for the fire station in Porto Santo, Madeira, Portugal by Luis Banazol arises from the dialectic of reflection, at the same time simple and strong, between the artificiality of the urban and the organic naturalness. As a concept of development, we tried to integrate the building with the involving, creating an element in sober, contemporary yet functional and appropriate to their function. More image and architects’ description after the break.

This study was designed with the objective of alignment and articulation of different spaces and technical requirements pertaining to each function and functional space, in order to maximize the best “performance” and description of them. Any linkage between the technical and technological characteristics of the complex proved successful, both at the joint functional / programmatic as well as the exact location of the technical areas that safeguard the proper performance of all infrastructure and services.

Courtesy of Luís Banazol
Courtesy of Luís Banazol

The sizing of the various compartments took into account the ecommendations of the National Fire Service. The space requirements are a reflection on the one hand usage levels, and secondly the use efficiency, thus can not be considered as absolute, but as mere recommendations. The land, approximately 3790m2, has an irregular geometry with a small slope. The land directly abouts the west with the road, formal orientation of the building.

Courtesy of Luís Banazol
Courtesy of Luís Banazol

The building is characterized by a mixed structure, metal and concrete, making it more efficient at the construction level. The idea to share, wich we think was achieved, is an involved conjunct and part of the morphology of the local, featuring a lightweight form and detached from the soil in much of its implementation, thus making “access” to its inside / outside valences involved in a building with these characteristics.

Courtesy of Luís Banazol
Courtesy of Luís Banazol

It is essential to combine the conceptual image to an adequate functional program and properly articulated. For this to work there was the premise of solving access and circulation. The main entrance to the building will be made from the Industrial Park Road. The building will be organized on two floors + basement with interior gaps, as requested in the program.

Courtesy of Luís Banazol
Courtesy of Luís Banazol

View the complete gallery

About this author
Alison Furuto
Author

See more:

Articles
Cite: Alison Furuto. "Fire Station Competition Proposal / Luís Banazol" 23 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/177869/fire-station-competition-proposal-luis-banazol/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.