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Firestation for the city of Puurs / Compagnie O Architects

  • 00:00 - 16 July, 2012
Firestation for the city of Puurs / Compagnie O Architects
Firestation for the city of Puurs / Compagnie O Architects, © Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

© Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert + 22

Text description provided by the architects. The new fire station for the city of Puurs is build on a new plot next to the highway, emphasizing one of the key points in the design: speed.

© Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

A Fire station is the build reality of speed and efficiency, a heroic building standing tall in the surrounding chaos, forming a beacon for the city of Puurs.

© Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

This machine à travailler, home to around 60 firefighters, is designed to suite the high safety rules necessary to efficiently perform their tasks. Overview, cleanness and order throve the design to it’s build form.

© Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

The station measuring 35x72m and with a usable surface of approx. 2160 sqm can be divided in 3 zones: apparatus bay/vehicle storage, post intervention unit/technical area, fire corps representation/humane area. In the large central hall the intervention vehicles are hibernating behind the transparent gates… While the firemen socialize in their living room with a view on their fire trucks from the internal window bay. This Central belly of the beast divides the building in a humane section for all representative functions (administration, relaxation, fitness, etc) and a post intervention area designed for maintenance of all equipment. On the lateral sides of the station a five-meter wide canopy literally frames the building in de surrounding landscape. From the highway the hose-drying-tower, combined with a practicing tower, acts as a vertical entity and forms a lighthouse, prominent and ready for action at any time of the day.

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Cite: "Firestation for the city of Puurs / Compagnie O Architects" 16 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/253681/firestation-for-the-city-of-puurs-compagnie-o-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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