Fire Station 10
Fire Station 10
Fire Station 10 & Emergency Operation Center provides essential public safety services at a single, central location. In addition to the functionality indicated in the facility’s name, this location includes a fire alarm center and the city’s primary hazardous materials response unit.
The landscape design and the resolution of the steep slope help tie together the three districts that converge at the site. Broad steps, the placement of large planters and accent trees, and a textured wall treatment help orient visitors to the facility and surrounding districts.
The aesthetic focus of the landscape design provides a counterpoint to the bold order of the Fire Station’s apparatus bays by providing a welcoming streetscape. In keeping with the building’s heightened security concerns, a low carpet of plant material features a variety of small shrubs, ground covers, perennials, and bulbs.
The facility’s high water usage made water efficiency a primary concern. A below-grade holding system collects spillover from fire drills and stormwater from roofs and non-drivable hardscape. With a modest level of treatment, this system can supply 100% of the water used for irrigation and truck washing. A comprehensive approach to water efficiency has resulted in 40% less potable water used, a 25% decrease in impervious surfaces on site and a 25% rate reduction of stormwater runoff through the green roof and planting areas.
Location: Seattle, WA
Size: 60,131 Square Feet
Client: Seattle Fleets and Facilities Department
Completion Date: 2008
Weinstein A|U, Architect
Ross Drulis Cusenberry, Associate Architect
TCA Architecture-Planning Inc., Consulting Architect
GGN, Landscape Architect
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Civil & Structural Engineer
Candela, Lighting Designer
Hoffman Construction Co, Contractor
Paladino & Company, Sustainability Consultant
Landscape Architect, Schematic Design through Construction