Both fire station proposals respond to complex circulation paths and site conditions defined by their topography. Each volume serves as a retaining wall—buttressing higher ground and offering a sheltered space below.

Firestation Vierschach and Mühlbach

TYPE Firestation 
STATUS Competition
LOCATION Versiaco-Vierschach and Mühlbach, Italy
YEAR 2011-2012 

DESIGN TEAM David Preindl, Peter Pichler

Roofscapes and access ramps fold to mimic the gesture of the flanking mountain range, accommodate the strict ceiling height requirements, and offer south-facing terrace spaces for public gatherings. The functional strength of these proposals lies in this vertical separation of the public/leisure spaces on the first floor and the fire station program at ground level.