City of Calgary, Calgary Fire Department
Prime Consultant, Architecture, Interior Design
17,000 sq ft 1,580 sq m
The South Calgary Fire Station (No. 5) is based on the new City of Calgary and Calgary Fire Department deployment model which addresses reduced response time, quicker turnout time and fully electronic alerting and notification elocution. The South Calgary station is designed to fit within the City of Calgary’s emergency response network and to provide 100% capacity for community crisis management. The design team has been challenged to provide a complete standalone fire station not connected to City utilities or relying on other grid systems for its emergency needs. The building features a number of green technology applications including an energy efficient building envelope, a High Solar Reflective Roof, stormwater utilization for irrigation, Xeriscaping, a high efficiency heating and cooling system and indoor pollutant source control.