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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Feuerwehrdepot Wald ZH near Zürich by moos. giuliani. herrmann. architekten.

 
August 30th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Christoph Schneider

The orientation of the fire stations and its forecourt parallel to Laupenstrasse underscores the importance of this public institution. The fire station becomes a part of the rural character and shows him his typical and necessary presence. By the position of the building behind the residential development being put off by the noise of Laupenstrasse and disengaging the fire.

Image Courtesy beat bühler, ch-zürich

  • Architect: Christoph Schneider, Roman Giuliani, Roger Moos, Alexandra Braun
  • Project: Feuerwehrdepot Wald ZH
  • Plans: Christoph Schneider
  • Images: beat bühler, ch-zürich
  • Location: CH- 8636 Wald ZH

Image Courtesy beat bühler, ch-zürich

The compact building takes its shape in the course of the existing terrain and assigns a in a natural way into the environment. The entrance to the building is on the Eschenstrasse directly connected to the car parks. It is offset halbgeschossig and providing quick access to both the dressing rooms on the ground floor and upstairs to the main office. The placement of the center creates the one hand eye contacts to the foyer and on the other hand on top of the entire garage and forecourt. The upstream Gallery allows call contact to the firefighters and is opening up the rooms upstairs.

Image Courtesy beat bühler, ch-zürich

The vertical facade surfaces are made ​​of translucent polycarbonate multiwall sheets and provide the day a very good exposure of the interior. At night, let the side walls and the gates of the building in case of use to the street like a lantern lit. It conveys presence and suggests a subtle way even alarm.

Image Courtesy beat bühler, ch-zürich

Image Courtesy beat bühler, ch-zürich

Image Courtesy beat bühler, ch-zürich

Image Courtesy beat bühler, ch-zürich

Plan Courtesy Christoph Schneider

Plan Courtesy Christoph Schneider

Plan Courtesy Christoph Schneider

Proofread by: Anand Gangal

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