City of Langley Fire Hall
Located in the suburbs of greater Vancouver, the City of Langley Fire Hall was a design-build project incorporating administrative functions and operational space. The building is designed to provide a logical combination of long term sustainability, function and value, resulting in an urban designed building sensitively sited to provide the local community with a structure of significant civic importance and pride.
Materials with durability
The building is constructed from high quality materials – a combination of masonry, heavy timber and concrete – suitable for the civic nature of the project and serving to reduce maintenance, and enhance longevity. The building materials chosen for the exterior are brick, pre-finished metal cladding, glass, and concrete along with a selection of long wearing interior finishes, providing the City and the Fire Department with a building that will be low maintenance for many years.
Prioritizing natural light
The building is designed to meet the provincial ‘post disaster’ standards for buildings of this type and to meet the criteria of all local and provincial building codes. The footprint of the building, a narrow rectangle, is sized to allow natural light to penetrate into the floor spaces and to reduce the reliance on artificial lighting making this an enjoyable place to work. Exterior sun shading is provided to reduce heat gain into the building, and in combination with exterior glazing with the correct shading coefficient for its orientation, will lower the cost of air conditioning for the building,