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Vancouver Fire Hall No. 15

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    Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Fire Hall No. 15 is loved for its heritage value and adjacency to a library  and popular park in a residential neighbourhood. The preservation of this 1913 wood-construction building involved careful functional program, site and facility analyses. Close collaboration between users of this fire hall, stakeholders, cost and heritage consultants were key to successfully navigating the functional programme, site strategy and massing development.The solution accommodates three apparatus bays, three bedrooms, an eight-bed dormitory, kitchen, training and fitness facilities, fire prevention offices, general offices, hose drying tower, and generator backup. The post-disaster facility is LEED Gold Certified.