gh3* uses open weave brick pattern for Windermere Fire Station

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Architect: gh3*
Completion Date: June 2023
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Canadian architectural office gh3* has designed a new fire station in the Windermere neighborhood of Edmonton, Alberta. The net-zero building is powered by a rooftop photovoltaic array and geothermal heat pump. The building’s massing takes elements from traditional fire house architecture while leveraging sustainability features.

The steep pitch of the station’s roofline optimizes photovoltaic energy production, and references traditional firehouse design. (Raymond Chow)

The team at gh3* observed that “a typical fire station might have been characterized by familiar signatures such as a… hose and bell tower,” but the firm’s design for Windermere Fire

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