This new fire station is added to the existing police station on a long, narrow site on Vosselmanstraat in downtown Apeldoorn. Fire Station Apeldoorn is a 1994-project designed by Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur for the City Council of Apeldoorn. With 2.270 m² in size, this fire station has an undulating roof that comes from its slanting construction.
The highlight of the building is the elongated building’s tail and head. The head part is residential for firefighters that are on duty while the canteen and lounge can be found inside the crescent-shaped volume. The bedrooms are located in the rectangular section of the building. All these can create a semi-independent little villa.
The garages and the turnout lane are located in the body of the building. The narrow plot doesn’t have any room for turnout lanes square to the street, that’s why this route is designed at a slant to either side. The slanting construction is set off by the undulating roof and the shape is derived directly from this construction.
There are oval skylights that undulate with the roof and also convey into the garage of the building. Some ‘dirty’ spaces such as the cleanup area, storeroom, and workshop are located in the building’s tail. Through these skylights, natural light can brighten the building spaces well.
Fire Station Apeldoorn Gallery
Photography: Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur