BAYER & STROBEL ARCHITEKTEN: Fire and rescue station Wiesbaden-Igstadt - best architects 23


Fire and rescue station Wiesbaden-Igstadt

best architects 23

infrastructure buildings


Wiesbaden-Igstadt, Germany


Peter Strobel


The special challenge in this project consisted in arranging the three utilisation units (rescue service, professional and voluntary fire brigade) in a functionally sensible way while fulfilling the high requirements for noise protection. At the same time, the aim was for the individual parts of the building to form a concise overall structure that does justice to the exposed urban situation right at the entrance to the city district. The basic idea behind the design is an angular structure that shields all noise-intensive uses such as the alarm and exercise yard, parking spaces and delivery from the neighbouring residential area, clearly assigns the outdoor areas to the utilisation units, and provides crossing-free routing. By slightly shifting the rescue station on the ground floor, a spatially attractive entrance situation is created with an open passage to the inner courtyard. In addition, the courtyard divides the building toward the west and, with its waist-high wall, creates a very compatible transition to the neighbourhood. Inside, the individual functional areas are clearly structured: on the ground floor vehicle halls with secondary uses and on the upper floor administration, recreation and sports. Clinker as a durable, low-maintenance and very high-quality façade material emphasises the plastic appearance of the building and can also be used for subordinate components such as enclosures, paving, etc. In terms of content, it refers to classic functional architecture and its red colour to its use for a fire station.