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Stapleton South Fire Station No.26Denver, CO
Returning to firehouse design that creates a civic presence and a neighborhood landmark, OZ Architecture designed this new facility to serve 32 firefighters and a district chief. Located in the Stapleton Redevelopment Area, this traditionally-styled station - the city's first in 20 years to feature traditional red-brick firehouse architecture with arches and a 75-foot tower - relates to the contemporary commercial development in the area as well as the residential neighborhood. The 75-foot tower, about twice as high as a traditional firehouse tower, is functional and will be used for rappelling exercises and other firefighter training. Unusual for an urban setting, the station's pull-through design enhances pedestrian safety while decreasing response time. Incorporating state-of-the-art, energy-saving techniques, durable, long lasting, maintenance-free green materials were used throughout the facility. The station includes three bays, a public zone facing North with a meeting room that neighbors can reserve and a private zone surrounding an interior courtyard for natural daylight and privacy.