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Firestation Puurs // Compagnie-O Architects

Puurs, Belgium

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Photography by Stijn Bollaert 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. 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 .This machine à travailler, home to around 60 firefighters, is designed to suite the high safety rules necessary to efficiently perform their tasks.

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Overview, cleanness and order throve the design to it’s build form.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.

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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.

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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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