Fire station - Asse

Description 
For the municipality of Asse, Franki Construct built a new fire station with a total floor surface area of 5,000 m². Haviland was the inter-municipal commissioning authority. The project included the redevelopment of the badly contaminated industrial site that was initially decontaminated.

The building was given an industrial look by using concrete panels for the wall cladding. The panels were alternated with zinc and fully enclosed in a steel structure made from pressed gratings. The interior of the building has the same atmosphere thanks to the exposed concrete and brickwork in concrete blocks. Large roof gardens have been created between the various units and this is where the fire fighters can relax. The focus was also on energy consumption and sustainability with the installation of a Borehole Thermal Energy Storage (BTES) system for geothermal heat recovery and heat pumps, solar collectors for the sanitary hot water and the advantages of optimal solar gain.

In March 2004 the Flemish Prime Minister Kris Peeters paid a visit to the new fire station within the scope of the fire service reforms. The origins and development of domestic fires was explained to him and he was given a demonstration of fire extinguishing.


 

Franki Construct is a part of Willemen Groep, one of the larger players in the construction sector, since 1998. Some of the Willemen Groep's most important partners are Willemen General Contractor, Cosimco, Franki, Aswebo and Aannemingen Van Wellen.

 
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Project Details

Contractor
Special features 
Green roofs, heat recovery system
Asphaltcosite 110, Asse, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium
Client 
Intercommunale Haviland
End User 
Brandweer Asse
Architects 
C2O Architects
ORG
Construction period
1 year 7 months
Start work
10-2012
End of work
05-2014