This architecture design is the Ave Fenix fire station, that located in Mexico City, Mexico and was designed and completed by AT 103 Architects and BGP Arquitectura. The design chosen project for fire station presents itself to the exterior like a simple elevated box that almost disappears behind a facade that appropriates it’s context in a game of reflections, floating over on the patio of maneuvers and the pump cars parking area, this last one extends towards the street or in inverse reading, incorporates the urban space while generating it throughout the analysis of the tank-truck movements. Inside the chromed box, both uses are alternated and complemented, organizing themselves through planes with holes in different sizes and shapes that allows natural lighting and communicates the different floor levels, as well as the classic steel tubes where the firemen slide down during an emergency.
In the case of the main access, the double stair proposed, separated the flow of the employers and the visitors and goes from the level of visitor access to a heliport in the roof. This vertical circulation was complemented by the classic tubes where the firemen descend faster. That way, making them share space thanks to the crossed sights in the patios, but without mixing them, the proposed solution achieves to intertwine both uses the station and the so called, curiously, bomberoteca (library for firemen) also connecting them, thanks to the height of the first level, to the street and whatever happens there. Once built the fire station, and emergency call will come and you can watch with delight the complete and complex performance of this urban piece that takes the most needed urban equipment as a reflection and architectural action theme.