Submission: July 31, 2013
Registration: July 15, 2013
Language: English / Spanish
Location: San Francisco, USA
Prizes: 1st Prize € 3.000 2nd Prize € 1.500 3rd Prize € 500
Type: Open competition for architects and architecture students
International architecture competition held by ARCHmedium that proposes the creation of a new central fire station for the city of San Francisco that serves not only to centralize and improve the service but also as a gift and token of appreciation from the city to this department.
San Francisco today has one of the most prestigious and well equipped fire departments of the United States and the world. Every day it responds to dozens of calls and acts quickly in all its interventions to prevent the catastrophe from happening again.
This elite group ensures the safety of the city and more than 800,000 of its residents through 51 different stations scattered throughout the city to ensure quick arrival at any place where an incident may occur.
The new center should not only be a practical space designed to respond to the needs of firefighters, but must become an icon of the city which rose from the ashes and a reminder of the tragedy, a building that not only the people of San Francisco but the entire world associates with the image of the fire department.