Leopoldstadt Fire Brigade

The new fire station fuses sensitively into the urban architectural situation and distinctly demarcates the block boundaries with an elongated, bar-like structure across a type of courtyard. The division into socle and the elongated structure reflects a clear principle of organisation. The zones and sequences are optimally connected and ensure efficiency and orientation in case of action. Windows and openings provide views into the inner courtyard, making the fire brigade and its procedures visible as an institution. The bronze-coloured metal façade conjures up an interesting visual interplay, evoking associations of diffuse swaths of smoke.