Chilliwack Fire Hall & Fraser Valley Regional District Head Office
Built to house both the City of Chilliwack Fire Department Headquarters and the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) Head Office in a single structure, the building is designed to provide a combination of long term sustainability, function and value. Comprised of administrative offices, general duty offices, a 911 call centre, multi-purpose rooms, records storage, apparatus storage, lockers for men and women and shared spaces, the four-storey structure is a source of pride and civic importance in the Chilliwack community.
Sustainability at the forefront
The FVRD and fire hall structure boasts a number of sustainable measures, including the use of local indigenous plant materials and recycling of storm water and roof drainage. The building is cooled and heated by utilizing a sustainable form of natural energy supply, and the design promotes natural light and ventilation. A high number of existing trees on the site were retained and used in developing a sun shading system, and priority was given to landscape materials that are found in the Sechelt area.
” As our first colocation building design, this project demonstrated firsthand the multitude of benefits that come with colocated facilities and the considerations that need to be managed. “JDa Principal Kim Johnston
Designed to allow all surface water and water from the roofs to be directed back into the site ecosystem, the use of a Sechelt marsh and a green roof system also add aesthetic appeal.