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Fire Brigade Laren

At the heart of the historic village of Laren, jammed in a dense residential area, a new fire station has been realised in combination with a total of 8 homes. Due to the small scale of the surroundings, the client wanted the outside to look smaller than it actually is on the outside. Therefore, the design used a trick: homes for fire fighters have been designed hidden in the roof above the fire station. A very compact or programmatically condensed volume was thus created: a full wooden wharf between the village homes.

 

Location Groene Gerritsweg 2, Laren

Client Municipality Laren

Program Fire department + housing

Area 3.000 m2

Design April 2002

Completion June 2004

Contractor BK Bouw Bussum

Constructeur Th.Horst, Laren