City of Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue Station 7
Hallandale Beach, Florida
Project Size (sq ft): 25,000 SF
To be completed: Spring 2018
This modern, state of the art fire station and emergency operations center is currently under construction. Located in the heart of the community’s CRA district, the building program includes a 25,000 SF, two-story complex with four apparatus bays and living quarters for up to 16 firefighters. The fire station operations will be located on the first floor which consists of dorm rooms, a 4 bay apparatus bay, an exercise room and storage. The emergency operation center will be on the second floor along with administrative offices and a training room. A fire station plays an important role in a community. It provides a safe haven for those in need, therefore, the project was designed to welcome the surrounding residents. The colors selected are bold and dynamic. The horizontal ribbon windows provide transparency for viewing activity at the station and to allow natural light into the offices. Exposed architectural concrete was selected for the apparatus bay and training tower. The raw and industrial look of the concrete symbolically represents the hardworking firefighters and anchors the building to the site.
The building program and design is slated to achieve LEED Gold Certification with sustainable components to include:
- Stormwater design-quality and quantity control
- Heat island effect- preventing heat island effect through use of non-reflective materials on site and on the roof.
- Water use reduction
- Fundamental building systems commissioning
- Minimum energy reduction
- Construction Waste Management
- Regional materials
- Certified Wood
Upon completion, the project will provide critical public safety services to its surrounding residential and industrial neighbors while enhancing the area with vibrant building design expressive through form and color of the community in which it is located.