Dallas Fire Station No. 32
Located in a neighborhood lacking an architectural identity, the 60-year-old fire station is under-sized, under-equipped and cannot be renovated cost effectively. A new replacement station will double the size of the existing building, and have an immediate positive impact on the way the Fire Department provides services to its community. The new facility displays muscular brick forms balanced with the decorative qualities of exposed structural beams and finely detailed solar shading devices. Wood-grain panels and large panes of glass complete the low-maintenance facades while bringing a defined sense of character to the site. A vegetated steel trellis invites visitors toward the public entry and creates an elegant backdrop for a public artwork installation.