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.
Fire Station in Sedona, Arizona by LEA Architects
August 12th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: LEA Architects
The top winner of the AZ Forward Governor’s Award for Energy and Innovation is exemplified on many fronts in the recent completion of Sedona AZ Fire Station 6.
LEA Architect’s Lawrence Enyart, FAIA, LEED Fellow & Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP worked closely with the Sedona Fire District(SFD) and the Sedona communities over eight years in designing Sedona Fire Station No. 6 to arrive at this very functional, cost effective, and award winning sustainable building. Sedona Station 6 had its “first responder initiation”by housing several fireman fighting the recent devastating “Slide Fire”……indeed, the high tech Sedona Station 6 regionally protects human health and the environment.
Sedona Station 6 is located along State Route 179 and is sited between two very important neighbors;Christ Lutheran Church of Sedona and the Jewish Synagogue. The two religious entities strongly support this first responder project with shared driveways / shared parking and areinterconnected with a special lighted Friendship Trail that passes in front of the entry sequence to the fire station demonstrating community involvement, education, and outreach.
The stunning architecture of this red rock country design draws inspiration in form, materials, color, and texture from the beauty of the surrounding Sedona mountains and red rock formations as well as the significant modern architecture of the nearby Chapel of the Holy Cross. Sedona Station 6 has become a sustainable design & community involvement Icon for this region and the State of Arizona.
Sedona Station 6 includes 2 fire apparatus bays, a training community room and rest rooms. Fire Fighter living quarters include kitchen & dining, workout, dayroom, and dormitories. These spaces were meticulously designed for rapid response and to take advantage of the majestic views and natural ventilation.
Sustainable Station 6 was dedicated in April of 2014 with over 300 people attending the dedication ceremony and a special memorial service for a fallen State of AZDPS officer killed in the line of duty. Sedona Station 6 has received high praises from the public, Sedona Mayor&Council, and US House of RepresentativesMember Ann Kirkpatrick.
An innovative use of technology is shown by the mounting of clean energy SolarPV panels that cantilever from the top of a wall to double as shade for an exterior work and training spaces. Additional carports feature solar PV panels and light colored pavements to mitigate the heat island effect.
Rain Harvesting from the entire roof collects water; roof solar tube skylights deliver natural light into the interior spaces. A simple building palette of local masonry, recycled components,solar tubes, rain chains,cortensteel and ground red aggregate concrete with extensive use of local masonry used for this project. Masonry is used for durability, beauty, sound mitigation,recycled components, and thermal mass. The existing site’s natural resources were protected during construction.
Sedona Station 6 recently received the prestigious National Design Honor Award from the International Association of Fire Chiefs & FIERO;a National Gold Station Style Award, a AZ Masonry Guild Architectural Design Award; and the top Coconino County Sustainable Building Program (CCSBP) Advanced Level Plus Design Excellence Award; Sedona Station 6 won the Keep Sedona Beautiful Top Award for Architectural Excellence.
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Category: Fire Station