City of Leduc
Prime Consultant, Architecture, Interior Design
12,000 sq ft 1,120 sq m
A 2-bay Fire Station designed to service the newly annexed residential and of the End in the City of Leduc while also supporting Fire Station #1. The building has two drive-through apparatus bays, 8 dorm rooms and support spaces. The design allows for expansion as an additional apparatus bay can be added. The plan is compact and contained entirely on one floor allowing for optimized response and chute times. The design evokes the modernity of the City of Leduc and creates a civic presence along highway 39 at the gateway to the new West End development. The 1.5 acre site is very narrow resulting in an efficient and tight floor plan. Great effort was taken in the design to marry the importance of Civic Image with cost frugalness. The wood frame sprinklered building combines the cost effectiveness of stick build construction with the non-combustible and appropriate looking concrete and metal exterior materials in a post-disaster design. The building is designed to be sustainable using a highly reflective roof (reduced heat island effect), locally manufactured materials (reduced carbon footprint) and high energy efficient Argon filled durable panel glazing (reduced heating and cooling loads).