Northern Lakes Fire Station No. 2 is a 9,675 s.f. station located in Rathdrum, Idaho. The project sits on a large site that houses an existing fire station which Station No. 2 is replacing. A major goal of the station was to provide simple, direct circulation and efficient operations. The “response” side of the station consists of 3 Bays, turnout and general storage, ATV bay for snow removal, an area dedicated for Rescue Dog kennels. The “Living” side of the station houses dorms, bathrooms, kitchen, dining, dayroom, and fitness room. There are also various office spaces as well as a training room which can be accessed by the public. The aesthetic is aimed at complementing the surrounding environment while maintaining an identity as a fire station. The station’s massing, finishes, details, colors, and landscaping are all a response to the surrounding small town context. The project was constructed with masonry at the bays and fitness, and wood framing elsewhere. The exterior is clad in siding and brick veneer. Along with an efficient building layout, material selection was critical due to the mimimal budget of the overall project. Minimal site disturbance was sought to reduce the impact on the existing land. Coupled with energy efficienct systems, daylighting, water saving plumbing fixtures and landscaping, recycled / renewable materials, Station 2 is a sustainable model for future projects.The station is also designed to accomodate growth; an element that is important to Northern Lakes Fire District.
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