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Álvaro Siza unveils Portuguese fire station

[FIRST LOOK + DATA] Pritzker Prize-winner Álvaro Siza Vieira has completed this €1.1 million fire station in Santo Tirso, Portugal

The 1,400m² three-storey building comprises a workshop, training area, support facilities and training tower on a sloped, 3,800m² site featuring native tree and plant species.


Santo Tirso fire station by Álvaro Siza. Photography by Joao Morgado

Project data

Client: Associação Humanitária Bombeiros Voluntários de Santo Tirso
Architecture Arq. Álvaro Siza Vieira
Gross floot area 1,400m²
Project coordinator Arq. José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira
Collaborators Arq. Marco Rampulla, Arq. Pablo Elinbaum. Arq. Patrícia Teixeira . Arq. José Pedro Silva
Structural engineer Jorge Nunes da Silva, Raquel Dias
Electricity and security Alexandre Martins
HVAC Raul Bessa
Water and Sanitation Raquel Fernandes
Main contractor EMPRIPAR, Obras Pública e Privadas S.A.

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