Setting a New Standard for Environmental Sustainability

A thoughtful, comprehensive design process has produced a cutting-edge architectural solution with a strong focus on long-term sustainability. Remarkably, even in 35 years, the building is projected to maintain an energy generation equivalent to its consumption. The unique shape of the building adds to its appeal as a remarkable civic landmark in Edmonton, while strategically placed photovoltaic panels on the sloped roof maximize the generation of solar energy.

Situated in Southwest Edmonton’s Windermere community, the fire station is surrounded by natural and constructed environments, including the North Saskatchewan River, Anthony Henday Drive, and the Whitemud Creek Ravine.

The Windermere Fire Station stands as a testament to the power of collaborative design. Firehalls demand a unique understanding of specific energy requirements. Our team worked closely with the Fire Chief, engineers, and sustainability experts, thoroughly examining the needs of the Firefighters and the optimization of building usage. The outcome is a structure that prioritizes response efficiency while providing a functional and aesthetically pleasing environment for Firefighters and support staff.

  • Client: City of Edmonton
  • Location: Edmonton, AB
  • Services: Prime Consulting, Architecture, Interior Design
  • Sector: Emergency Services
  • Size: 1,532 sq m
  • Completion: 2023
  • Lead Design Architect: gh3*
  • Prime Consultant: S2 Architecture
  • Sustainable Certification:
  • NetZero
  • LEED® Silver
  • Awards:
  • 2018 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence
  • 2024 Canadian Green Building Award
  • S2 Team:
  • Linus Murphy
  • Grace O’Brien