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Fire Station Number 9 09, Exterior Detail
Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States
Design a fire station to house two engines and the living accommodations for two firemen and ten student volunteers from nearby Cornell University, as well as social and recreational space for them and the company’s volunteer firemen. The design was to be a prototype for future satellite fire stations in Ithaca.
The garage faces the street with the multi-story residence behind. An existing tree, sculptured sign/bench and brick paving mark the station entrance. The garage includes space for two engines, a control center and storage for firefighting equipment. The residential area includes a central meeting space with supporting kitchen/dining facilities, a billiards room, a study area with individual cubicles, a bunkroom with beds for ten students and two firemen, with individual lockers and personal storage and a slide pole to the garage, a locker room with adjacent bathing facilities, and a large storage space. The entrance circulation, under a continuous skylight, is adjacent to the garage and leads to the ‘tower’ stair that connects the multilevel residence. Materials used were substantial, durable and easily maintained: interior and exterior walls are brick, roof and floor construction is exposed concrete, and the floors in the residential area are ceramic tile. Skylights were used extensively for natural light in both the garage and the residential spaces because of the confines of the site. Mechanical and electrical systems in the building are exposed for accessibility and ease of maintenance.
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Fire Station Number 9 09
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