have you ever seen a yellow fire station? in the commune of sand in taufers in northern italy, architecture firm pedevilla has completed a golden building distinguished by its color and straight functionality. despite its straightforward form, the project stands out against its alpine landscape to create a new landmark building for its south tyrol region.

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as well as its playful character, pedevilla organized the building to accommodate all the programs required to serve its function; a fire station. the central room on the ground floor is the hall for the parking of rescue vehicles and for this reason it is directly connected to the street. other programs include the rooms for control, changing, maintenance, sleeping and equipment; to follow its the expression of color seen on the outside, the interior has also been finished in the mustard yellow shade.

redundant ornaments were deliberately omitted by the architects



the construction and material used are uniform and compact. the bearing structure made of reinforced concrete and the interior finishes making sure the building is flexible for different uses and future expansion. the area, sand in taufers, is known as an energy saving municipality and for this reason, focuses a lot on sustainable politics for environment and climate. with this, the fire station was designed with sustainability in mind.

 the compact design is related in size and proportion to the small and fractional residential area in the north and to
the large halls of the southern industrial area

the ground floor features the vehicle hall that is directly linked to the street

the hall is set for vehicle care as well as for tube washing

the yellow theme is continued throughout the interior

to guarantee a short distance in case of operation the clothing room is placed on the way from the entry to the
vehicle hall

the paint was rough-squirted on the envelope

the main characteristic of this building is his unique and straight functionality

the alps can be seen in the close distance

the building has become the new golden landmark of the municipality of sand in taufers, northern italy



project info:



client: municipality sand in taufers
location: sand in taufers / south tyrol
area cubed: 8.800 m³
building costs: 2,6 million euros
project and realization: 2007-2016







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