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Fire-Rescue Station 12

Norfolk, Virginia

This new fire station is directly across from the existing station historic fire station that it replaces. Spaces include the main lobby and public entrance; apparatus bay; sleeping quarters; social spaces such as the physical fitness room, dining room, day room, kitchen, and associated support spaces.

The sleeping quarters provide separate, solitary spaces for each firefighter, a first for the City of Norfolk. Each room is identical with luxury vinyl floors, painted gypsum partitions, and operable windows. The corridors are wide and the path that connects the sleeping quarters with the apparatus bay is as straight as possible.

The spaces for the apparatus and for the firefighters are brick veneer and concrete masonry boxes with gently curving steel bar joist roofs arcing overhead. The transition space is clad in aluminum storefront. Large roof overhangs provide rain cover and solar control.


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