viernes, 3 de julio de 2015

#books #architecture | Fire, crime & accident : police stations, rescue services, fire departments

Fire, crime & accident : police stations, rescue services, fire departments / Chris van Uffelen.
Braun, [Berlin] : 2012.
255 p. : principalmente il.
ISBN 9783037681251

Edificios de oficinas.
Edificios públicos.
Parques de bomberos.
Parques de vehículos automóviles.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-725.19 FIR*spi

Buildings for emergency services have evolved into an independent and fascinating architectural typology in the past two decades. Since the opening of the spectacular fire station for the Vitra factory by Zaha Hadid, police stations, fire departments and rescue services increasingly consist of architecturally amazing buildings. These are always an attractive challenge - when functional demands and high security measures are brought in sync with stylish modern design, the results reflect the highest levels of architectural skills. All three building types share the fact that they act as starting points for quick motorized dispatches. The featured buildings sometimes combine several institutions that are creatively situated under a single roof. The selected examples present the wonderful diversity of contemporary "emergency architecture". The range extends from the rural two-bay fire station via the metropolitan police headquarters to the helicopter rescue center.

Architecture for rescue services has come a long way in the past decade. Buildings for the police, fire brigades and ambulance stations have lost their often primitive and shed-like appearance and have begun to strive for recognition as an equitable architectural typology since Zaha Hadid's trailblazing Vitra fire station in Weil am Rhein. This certainly is a challenge because there are numerous conditions to be taken into account in terms of functionality and especially security. The examples chosen for this title show an amazing diversity of emergency architecture. The buildings presented frequently house more than one institution, using the latest technology and communication techniques to successfully combine functions under one roof. The projects included range from the rural two-bay ambulance depot to the police headquarters and the airport fire department.

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