Brandon Firehall no.1 in Manitoba Building

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Brandon Firehall no.1 in Manitoba

Fire and Emergency Services Building Development in Canada – design by Cibinel Architects

28 Oct 2019

Brandon Firehall no.1

Design: Cibinel Architects

Location: 120 – 19th Street North, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

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The dynamic new 30,000 sq ft Brandon Firehall no.1 Building validates the idea that a primarily utilitarian program, which often times results in a prefabricated solution, can become a sophisticated architectural project that contributes to its surrounding community and landscape while still fulfilling its demanding functional requirements and modest budget.

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The facility is divided into two formal components, a fire hall wing and an administrative wing. Severing the two components through the formal gesture of a pivot appropriately orients the fire hall wing with the street and aligns the administrative wing with the creek to the northwest. The separation allows daylight to penetrate the buildings on all sides, and a single-loaded corridor animates the façade with human movement and activity. A minimally detailed, non-programmed transparent volume situated between the two wings acts as a dramatic entry into both sections of the facility, mediating the two programs with a thin hovering glulam bridge.

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The public entry engages and welcomes the community with a generous landscaped public ‘plaza’ enclosed by the museum to the north, and the apparatus floor to the south. The museum features a “Bickle”, an 80-year-old fire truck situated as if it is ready to take off to the next call, while the apparatus floor houses the current emergency fleet. Extensive glazing surrounding the plaza highlights the rich history of the fire department in the City, and allows visitors a glance into a state-of-the-art facility.

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A dramatic hose tower stands proud in the landscape and acts as an urban marker for people entering the City along the neighbouring street. Through a series of walls and fire separations, the tower also acts as a training facility and exit stair connecting the apparatus floor with the dorms on the second level.

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By integrating training facilities within the building, the availability of low ad no-cost training opportunities was expanded. Impervious dark brick cladding descends the tower and wraps around the building’s horizontal walking surfaces, allowing for a natural runoff of water to be reabsorbed by the site’s indigenous grasses.

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The solution integrates functionality seamlessly into the aesthetics, giving appropriate expression to the demands of the facility while creating unique and effective civic presence in the community.

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Brandon Firehall no.1, Manitoba – Building Information

Design: Cibinel Architects

Location: 120 – 19th Street North, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Client: City of Brandon
Architect: Cibinel Architects Ltd
Design Team: George Cibinel, Marty Kuilman, Jason Kun, Travis Cooke, Candace Wiersema, Markian Yereniuk, Brian Pearson, Mike Karakas, Joseph Orobia, Catherine White
Collaborators: Collins Design Service – Fire Station Consultant
Engineers: Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd, Epp Siepman Engineering Inc, Nova 3 Engineering Ltd, Williams Engineering Inc, M. Block & Associates Ltd Landscape Architects: Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram Landscape Architecture & Planning
Contractor: BIRD Construction
Size: 30,000 sq ft
Cost: $9.3 million
Completed: September 2010
Awards: F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Award of Merit, 2009

About Cibinel Architects
Cibinel Architects is a mid-size consulting office offering personalized service to institutional, recreational, corporate, cultural, and commercial clients. We have sound ideas for unique design challenges, and attract clients looking for leading edge solutions to building projects.

Brandon Firehall 1 Manitoba

Photography: Mike Karakas

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Location: 120 – 19th Street North, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

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