A new home for the Fire Brigade : Fire Station Doetinchem combines sustainability , functionality and an attractive working and living environment in a green oasis
The Fire Brigade Achterhoek West Doetinchem is 24 hours operational and the building houses a mix of functions for working, living and sleeping facilities. A spatial development with various vistas makes the organization clear and transparent, allowing visitors a glimpse of the dynamic environment of the fire station. The robust brick building is designed as a villa in the green and has obtained an A+ energy label. It is embedded in its ecological structure, situated next to a route for bats.
Villa in green surroundings
The Fire station in Doetinchem is designed as a villa, integrated in the landscape. The horizontally oriented building is surrounded by majestic trees and has clear, crisp lines and surfaces. The grass of the surrounding countryside is pulled over the building in a large slope and evolves into a series of roof gardens and patios. Because of the slope, the exercise facilities are hidden from view.
The Fire station houses several functions with a variety of appearance and atmosphere: the sheltered area for the fire trucks, the workshops and car wash on the ground floor, the bedrooms on the first floor and on the upper layer the offices, work-café, fitness room and living areas. Because of the high transparency, there is an abundance of daylight coming into the building. The various vistas create different views and unexpected perspectives. A striking feature of the interior is the majestic staircase that connects all floors and functions. The office floor is fully developed in accordance with the new way of working. Cohesion and identity are created by a variation in materials: glass, brick, wood, embossed concrete and natural patterns.