Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven has built a fire station in Antwerp using red glazed bricks to make the building stand out.
The wooden interior creates a homely atmosphere. Its functional layout is geared to a rapid turn-out. The studio has created the space with emphasis on water reuse and low-energy consumption.
Particular attention was paid to the tectonics of the elevations, which express the typological stacking of a garage, living quarters and tower: an "architecture parlante" in which form and appearance provide an unmistakable reminder of the building's function and the urgency of its users' job.