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Quinta de Geao Firefighters Barracks Design by Alvaro Siza Vieira

Arq. Álvaro Siza Vieira | Volunteer Firefighters Barracks of Santo Tirso

The Firefighters barracks suits the CB1 Type process and it truly is situated in Quinta de Geao, with the good deal 28, of 4770 m2. The making comprises a overall gross part of 1173 m2 and lodges the help options towards fire brigade. Starting within the “Lobby – Access”, it is prepared in several surfaces.

It builds up solely in conjunction with the place ground stage within the continuity within the field A, with its individual gain ease of access to from your nook from the B and C streets, residences the jobs on the associative segment and comprises a complete gross part of 145 m2:

– Lobby – typical towards industry A
– Reception and mother board secretariat
– Board space
– Full accessibility sanitary

Arq. Álvaro Siza Vieira | Volunteer Firefighters Barracks of Santo Tirso

Arq. Álvaro Siza Vieira | Volunteer Firefighters Barracks of Santo Tirso

Arq. Álvaro Siza Vieira | Volunteer Firefighters Barracks of Santo Tirso

Arq. Álvaro Siza Vieira | Volunteer Firefighters Barracks of Santo Tirso

Between sectors A and B there may be usually a flow place, open up on to a courtyard, speaking with all constructing features. In the terrain left over space, concerning the constructing plus the EN 104, is placed the Operational Parade, of 914 m2, with access within the C avenue and specifically within the auto park. Next towards the Operational Parade is positioned the Home-School (CE) plus the workshop and cleaning (OL).

Arq. Álvaro Siza Vieira | Volunteer Firefighters Barracks of Santo Tirso

Arq. Álvaro Siza Vieira | Volunteer Firefighters Barracks of Santo Tirso

Arq. Álvaro Siza Vieira | Volunteer Firefighters Barracks of Santo Tirso

Arq. Álvaro Siza Vieira | Volunteer Firefighters Barracks of Santo Tirso

The Honor Parade is stationed beside the creating principal facade from the C Street. Regarding the landscaping assignment and exterior arrangements, the suggestion envisages the establishment of paved efficient regions which will assist like a framework and assist space. The paved locations, excluding the automotive accesses as well as the terrace place outdoor the Bar, are covered with stone trimmed asphalt concrete floor.

Arq. Álvaro Siza Vieira | Volunteer Firefighters Barracks of Santo Tirso

Arq. Álvaro Siza Vieira | Volunteer Firefighters Barracks of Santo Tirso

Arq. Álvaro Siza Vieira | Volunteer Firefighters Barracks of Santo Tirso

The efficient places might be aimed to make the active vegetation reinforcement from the slope areas, proceeding towards replacement operate of degraded kinds. Occasionally some trees and shrubs is going to be brought, fed by an intelligent irrigation program and flagged by boilers inside the paved areas.

Location: Quinta de Geao, Portugal
Architect: Arch. Alvaro Siza Vieira
Project coordinator: Arch. Jose Carlos Nunes de Oliveira
Collaborators: Arch. Marco Rampulla, Arch. Pablo Elinbaum, Arch. Patricia Teixeira, Arch. Jose Pedro Silva
Structure project: Eng. Jorge Nunes da Silva, Eng. Raquel Dias
Electricity and protection project: Eng. Alexandre Martins
HVAC project: Eng. Raul Bessa
Water and Sanitation project: Eng. Raquel Fernandes
Client: Associacao Humanitaria Bombeiros Voluntarios de Santo Tirso
Contractor: EMPRIPAR, Obras Pública e Privadas S.A.
Photography: Joao Morgado

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