鄒永廉建築師事務所 – 鄒永廉
建築外觀擷取消防局的元素，於屋頂設置的鋼構造訓練設施，猶如雲梯車所配置的轉檯鋼梯（Turntable ladder, Aerial Ladder），並結合整體紅、灰、白等色彩配置，逐步塑造出「雲梯車」的樣貌。除此之外，融合各種訓練場所、教室、備勤空間與戶外綠地，架構出人、土地以及活動之間關係，體現消防救災與民眾生活密不可分的關聯性。設計師巧妙運用東寬西窄漸變的廣場腹地，以此順應梯形且狹長的基地條件，給予大型車輛良好的駕駛視野、迴車空間，亦可作為日常的訓練、整備場地。
超前部署，保留一口極深的觀測井作為備用水源，加以保障救災成效、維護人民安全。因考量地區的水資源匱乏，而規劃雨水回收系統於筏式基礎（raft foundation）結構所形成的空間中，透過中水系統（reclaimed water system）處理的水源，作為景觀澆灌或廳舍的日常用水來源。精巧運用地理優勢打造坐北朝南的建築物，借此獲得充裕的自然光源，形塑出舒適的休憩場域。由於消防車輛需每日定時檢點狀態，將會怠速運轉一段時間，因此採用軸流式換氣設備解決此過程所產生之廢氣，減少空氣品質的污染。透過隱藏式設計手法，將排風設備隱匿於建築立面，令視覺得以感受簡潔的美感。地下室的內牆採用雙層牆工法，並於牆體之間添置排水系統，進而大幅降低濕度，延長機電設備的使用壽命。
This is a fire station construction in Hualien City, Taiwan. Since Hualien is a well-known tourist city in Eastern Taiwan, the architectural form of the aerial ladder fire truck was resourcefully created to stand in the landscape park. The designer has brilliantly combined the exterior of the building with the surrounding environment to attract visitors and tourists. On top of that, the designer’s technique of connecting the architecture with nature is so well executed and successful that it turns this disaster relief center into an iconic landmark.
As for the exterior of the building, the designer borrows elements from the fire department. To elaborate, the steel training facilities on the roof are similar to the aerial ladder of the fire. Besides, the color red, gray, and white is combined to shape the aerial ladder fire truck’s appearance gradually. Moreover, various training venues, classrooms, preparedness spaces, and outdoor green spaces are integrated to create a relationship between people, land, and activities, reflecting the inseparable connection between firefighting missions and disaster relief duties. The designer cleverly uses the gradual change of the square hinterland from the east to the west to respond to the trapezoidal and narrow base of the project. Accordingly, it provides an excellent driving view, space for large vehicles to turn around, and a perfect place for daily training and preparation.
To deploy troops in advance of emergencies, a very deep observation well is reserved as a backup water supply to ensure the effectiveness of disaster relief and the safety of the people. Considering the scarcity of water resources in the area, a rainwater recycling system is planned in the space formed by the draft foundation structure, and the water treated by the reclaimed water system is used as a water source for watering plants or daily use in the halls. The north-south-oriented building is a comfortable resting place with plenty of natural sunlight. Since the fire-fighting vehicles need to be constantly examined for their conditions every day, they will run idle for some time; the axial flow ventilation equipment is used to solve the exhaust gas generated in this process and reduce air pollution. The visual impression of simplicity is highlighted by concealing the exhaust equipment in the façade. The interior walls of the basement are double-walled, and a drainage system is installed between the walls to significantly reduce humidity and extend the service life of the electrical and mechanical equipment.
This project is a fire hall that carries multiple functions such as disaster relief, training, and standby to provide the best public service environment for the firefighters and volunteers. By putting the aerial ladder fire truck in the design, the designer expects that this building will not be limited to its nature of public services but also its existence of iconic landmark architecture in the city.