Pensacola Beach Fire Station

  • Location:Pensacola Beach, Florida
  • Size:8,100 sq. ft.
  • Cost:$2.9 million

Project Info:

After being damaged in a hurricane, a new fire station was need and it was required to be built to withstand Category 5 hurricane force winds.┬áHousing the same program of spaces as the old station, the new facility has 3 truck bays, a day room, kitchen and supporting administration and sleeping quarters. The ground floor is designed so that, in the event of a storm, the glass truck bay doors can be raised to allow storm waters to pass through the building with little or no consequence. These transparent doors allow the fire trucks to be seen, letting the community know that they have fire protection.┬áThe design objective for this project was to create an architectural statement of “resisting and surviving the storms”, and the imagery used was that of stability, strength and resilience in an area with a history of hurricane destruction.