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Fire Station | Club House | Gnadenwald / Gsottbauer architektur.werkstatt

Fire Station | Club House | Gnadenwald / Gsottbauer architektur.werkstatt

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Gnadenwald, Austria
© Birgit Köll
© Birgit Köll

Text description provided by the architects. Situated in the uplands northeast of Innsbruck, Gnadenwald is a rural parish with bustling club activities. The fire station- and club house encloses the southerly situated school yard, while incorporating the – already existing - adjoining tavern building situated higher than the club house, together with the beeches in the background. The event area is encircled spatially by flying- and projecting roofs, the open air theater, and the trees, which has the effect of turning the “plaza of beeches” into a subtle open space that oscillates between covered and open areas.

© Birgit Köll
© Birgit Köll

The heart of the facility is the function room, offering a variety of views to the school yard, the event area and the close mountain range.

© Birgit Köll
© Birgit Köll

The fire station (in contact with the ground) was built in reinforced concrete. The overlying club house section is a timber structure that is paneled with white fir – inside and outside. Solely exposed parts over the roof are coated with weatherproof VM-zinc. The building was designed to meet the best low-energy standards.

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Cite: "Fire Station | Club House | Gnadenwald / Gsottbauer architektur.werkstatt" 22 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/440338/fire-station-gsottbauer-architektur-werkstatt> ISSN 0719-8884
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