This is a project by Van Dijk International and it is located at Monaghan, Ireland. Project's program: Fire station. There are eight images for Monaghan Fire Station.
The purpose of this project was to provide a new Fire Station for Monaghan Town and a new Fire Service Headquarters for Monaghan County Council. To ensure an efficient service delivery, the primary function of the new Station is to facilitate the speedy and effective response of the Fire Service to the needs of the people of north Monaghan and surrounding counties. The new station will also cater for the demanding training requirement of a modern fire service. This building should inspire confidence in the local community and an assurance that the Fire service is in a state of permanent readiness to serve their needs.
The aim was to create a visually appealing, low maintenance building which will be a landmark civic building for Monaghan town. Key to the design is the unusual tilt of the front façade of the Fire Station expressing the readiness of the fire brigade to respond quickly and efficiently to an emergency. The building also had to be sympathetic to its surroundings Crucial issues such as traffic management and ease of access for the public were also considered in the design. As the building is the first along a stretch of new road, the innovative quality of this design will set a precedent for future development on this new stretch of road.
The choice of colours and materials — red doors and yellow detail in glass window are colours typically associated with Fire Stations while the graphite grey cladding and bricks create a smart, sleek, modern and professional appearance
Innovative use of Graepel cladding on the drill tower creates an artistic feature and allows visibility of interior staircase which is used regularly by the Fire Service for practice drills.
Costing a total of €2m, the new Monaghan Fire station is indicative of the strong forward looking culture which is a driving force for development in the town and incorporates key elements and the necessary staff facilities demanded of a modern fire station and Headquarter station for the county. These include:
Six appliance bays (catering for two frontline water tenders, 1 emergency tender, 1 hydraulic platform, 1 control unit and 1 jeep) Crew Muster area, Equipment Storage area (for cleaning, servicing, testing), Control Room, Drying Room, Training area, BA (Breathing Appliance) Room, Compressor Room, Workshop Area, Sanitary facilities, Refreshment facilities, Store. Office space, Lecture room, Drill Tower.
Other elements incorporated are: the heating systems, generator room, telecommunications systems, CCTV system and a canopy area for smokers. Outside, the forecourt allows for clear sight lines and safe exit to the motorway.