Fire station, Wemb, municipality of Weeze

Fire station, Wemb, municipality of Weeze

Architect
TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten

EMT Architektenpartnerschaft
Location
Schafweg 1b, 47652 Weeze, Germany | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Fire stations
Hans Juergen Landes

Fire station, Wemb, municipality of Weeze

TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten as Architecture & Interior Design

A new fire station has been built for the regional fire brigade on Schafweg in the Wemb district of the municipality of Weeze in North Rhine-Westphalia. The building consists of two flat structures that overlap by almost five metres. The shared grey clinker-brick façade gives the new buildings the appearance of a coherent unit. The design was awarded first prize in the architectural competition. The building’s first volume is a hall for fire engines; this has a floor area of approximately 320 sqm and a height of 5.75 m. Abutting it at right angles is the main fire brigade building, which contains social areas with changing rooms and a training room. A workshop and additional storage rooms complete the spatial programme. The technical rooms are located on the second floor of the main building.

photo_credit Hans Juergen Landes
Hans Juergen Landes
photo_credit Hans Juergen Landes
Hans Juergen Landes

For the façade, standard-format aquaterra Salinagrau (grey) clinker bricks were chosen. The building’s main openings - the fire-engine gates, the main entrance and training room, and the alarm entrance – are framed with red clinker and have a metallic red core.

photo_credit Hans Juergen Landes
Hans Juergen Landes
photo_credit Hans Juergen Landes
Hans Juergen Landes

The building’s outdoor facilities divide into natural and functional recreational areas. The functional areas are all located in the direct vicinity of the building. They include a 23-space car park in the south-eastern part of the site. Its location ensures quick access to the fire station via Schafweg from the town centre. An adjoining lawn could in future be used to create another 12 parking spaces.

photo_credit Hans Juergen Landes
Hans Juergen Landes
photo_credit Hans Juergen Landes
Hans Juergen Landes

In addition to functionality, the architects focused on sustainability and efficient and economical operation of the building. Heat is provided by a combined heat and power unit. The ventilation systems are fitted with a highly efficient heat-recovery system.

photo_credit Hans Juergen Landes
Hans Juergen Landes

Team:

Client: Municipality of Weeze, Weeze

Architecture Firm: TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten

Architect: Ekkehard Voss

Project manager: Thomas Sperfeldt

Team: Alessandra Dieseldorff, Mathias Koch, Tomasz Kozaczek, Alexander Loss

Cooperation partner: HuelsmannThiemeMinor. Architektenpartnerschaft mbB,

Kleve (stages 6-8) Landscape planners: Seeling + Kappert GbR, Weeze

Interior: TCHOBAN VOSS Architects, Hamburg

Structural engineering: Tebartz Ingenieurbuero GmbH, Issum

Building equipment: fuhrmann + keuthen GmbH, Kleve

Fire protection: Burckhardt Pabst und Partner, Cologne

Metalwork and carpentry: Paul Swertz GmbH, Goch

Clinker, aquaterra Salinagrau: Klinker- u. Keramikwerke A. Berentelg & Co. KG,

Recke Clinker, Granada BA+FU: Hagemeister GmbH & Co. KG, Nottuln

Photos: Hans Juergen Landes

photo_credit TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten
TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten
photo_credit TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten
TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten

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