phoenix fire station no. 59
fire station size: 15,078 s.f.
storage bldg size: 5,677 s.f.
The modern architecture responds to the desert environment as well as the surrounding industrial context. The cylindrical form of the Fire Station’s physical fitness room, clad on the exterior with insulated metal wall paneling, with translucent glass fin fenestration metaphorically speaks to the fire stations primary mission requirement as a first responder serving the industrial context of the large surrounding fuel farm structures. The use of natural materials for both buildings, including locally manufactured integral color ground face concrete block units, the prevalent use of steel, and perforated metal further relate to the industrial buildings near the site. The Fire Station’s west façade is protected from the harsh desert sun by a continuous horizontal steel shade canopy over the apparatus bay doors while the main entrance is protected by a deep roof overhang and a vertical shade screen of perforated metal. The west façade of the Storage Building mimics the west façade of the Fire Station at the apparatus bays with a continuous horizontal steel shade canopy to block the western sun. The South facing standing seam metal shed roof over the living quarters of the Fire Station houses roof mounted photovoltaic modules while additional double sided photovoltaic modules are located over the patio off of the kitchen which double as a shade canopy.
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