Quick Fact

Clients

City of Richmond

Richmond Fire and Rescue

 

Location

Richmond, BC, Canada

 

Completion

2005

 

Size

7,800 ft2

 

Highlights

Extremely sensitive to reducing the impact of the development on the neighbouring community.

Sea Island Fire Hall

This satellite station incorporates the same concepts of sustainable architecture as its sister station, the Hamilton Fire Hall, giving the Richmond Fire Department a consistent architectural identity. Further enforcing that idea, is the use of similar materials and planning concepts, which combined with the unique curved roof forms reminiscent of the nearby airfields. The design team was extremely sensitive to reducing the impact of the development on the neighbouring community and sited the building along with its training yard, outside the natural treed buffer which separates Russ Baker way from the residential community of Burkeville. This move was accompanied by the creation of a crucial pedestrian link which helps maintain the close community ties between the fire department and the people they serve.

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