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JDA Designs Vancouver’s first Fire Hall and housing colocation project



Located in Vancouver?s Killarney neighborhood, Johnston Davidson Architecture?s Vancouver Fire Hall No. 5 is the city?s first fire hall collocated with housing, and sets a precedent for future public building projects.

Photo credit: Andrew Latreille

Photo credit: Andrew Latreille
After serving the Champlain Heights and East Fraser Lands communities since 1952, the replacement of the hall provides the community with an innovative, colocation facility which is the first of its kind, ready to deliver the needs of residents safely and effectively. 
Aiming for LEED Gold, the new fire hall?s design not only combines concepts of sustainable architecture with the specific programmatic needs of the Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services (VFRS), it also brings increased density to the area and creates effective use of City land through the addition of 4-stories of two and three-bedroom homes for women-led families. Photo credit: Andrew Latreille
The 21,000 sq. ft fire hall includes three apparatus bays and supporting spaces such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) storage, a Hose Tower, offices, a lounge/day room, kitchen, dormitory, washroom facilities, fitness room, and a community room which doubles as a VFRS training room. This meeting space serves as an interface between VFRS and the community, allowing for potential booking opportunities for community groups and activities such as CPR and first aid courses, blood pressure clinics, and training for volunteer emergen...
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