mestura arquitectes: fire station gava
 
mestura arquitectes: fire station gava
jun 19, 2011

mestura arquitectes: fire station gava

‘fire station gava’ by mestura arquitectes, gava, barcelona, spain images courtesy of mestura architects

spanish studio mestura arquitectes has completed a fire station in gava, barcelona, spain. informed by the virtually untouched landscape, the design is composed of low, modest volumes that respect both the site and the larger environmental setting. drawing from the interactions between place, function, accessibility and orientation, the structure seeks to mitigate its presence while remaining highly efficient and convenient.

mestura arquitectes: fire station gava view from across turn-about

structured around a large turn-about, the l-shaped form distinctively divides programmatic functions with one wing acting as the bay, the other the station house. consisting of three defined volumes, the unit contains a series of highly structured spaces and light-filled rooms.

mestura arquitectes: fire station gava enclosed and semi-enclosed bays

on the street side elevation, a translucent upper half lightens the mass, gradually integrating the stone clad structure into the surrounding environment. neutral bricks surrounding the ground level generates a pseudo-urban relationship between the structure and the road, the only other indication of intervention in the area.

mestura arquitectes: fire station gava inside bay

mestura arquitectes: fire station gava ground floor of station house

mestura arquitectes: fire station gava stairwells and corridors

mestura arquitectes: fire station gava looking up at suspended floor surrounded by translucent panels

mestura arquitectes: fire station gava floor plan / level 0

mestura arquitectes: fire station gava floor plan / level 0

mestura arquitectes: fire station gava elevation

mestura arquitectes: fire station gava elevation

mestura arquitectes: fire station gava section

  • what kind of material on the wall ,stair lift side

    albert lu

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