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SCOTTSDALE FIRE STATION 2 in Arizona by LEA – Architects, LLC
August 20th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: LEA – Architects, LLC
Downtown Scottsdale LEED platinum Fire Station 2, the first Fire Station in the US to be certified LEED Platinum, was designed for LEED certification as part of the City of Scottsdale’s green building initiative. Lawrence Enyart, FAIA, LEED Fellow and Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP a Father-Son team from LEA Architects, LLC, Phoenix, AZ, designed the new Downtown Scottsdale Fire Station No. 2 as part of an urban infill project. The two-story Emergency Service facility meets the daily operational needs of the new City of Scottsdale Fire Department and the community, while utilizing both passive and active sustainable green building principles to maximize sustainability and enhance overall energy performance. The contemporary architecture responds to both the civic & historical context of the surrounding urban area drawing from the materials, colors, and textures of the existing built environment. Sustainable materials were used throughout the design in vertical and horizontal applications. Natural materials including locally manufactured ground face concrete masonry, in combination with Arizona sandstone, glass, and weathering steel define the building surface and exude a sense of sustainability and presence while units offering contrasting texture and form throughout the project.
The two-story downtown fire station defines an urban edge, aligning with the existing historic Community Design Studio along the Indian School Road frontage. Arizona sandstone colonnade piers support the roof water-harvesting gutter, drawing one’s focus to an entry that is both open and inviting. The fire station engages the existing historic Community Design Studio’s courtyard and connects the old with the new. The new fire station’s courtyard space is flexible in that it can be open or secure depending on the arrangement of the weathering steel pivot gates integral to colonnade piers that transverse the space. That space is jointly used by the City of Scottsdale’s Design Center as is the Station’s community room. The courtyard gates feature torched weathering steel art designed by the architect. The project has won numerous national, regional, and local design awards. www.lea-architects.com
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