Fire Station, Grindelwald, Switzerland
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|Area:||13,600 sq. ft. (1,260 m²)|
|Architect/Design:||ARCHIDEE GmbH, Grindelwald|
|Contractor:||Kuenzli Gartenbau AG, Interlaken|
|System Build-up:||“Sloped Sedum” with Georaster®|
The new fire station is located to the south of the new outdoor swimming pool, on the site of the former pool. The green roof flows wave-like upwards to the road above. As a result the building is incorporated esthetically into the mountainside. An extensive green roof was installed along with Georaster® elements fitted from the bottom upwards. Precultivated vegetation mats, each 22 sq. ft. (2 m²) in size, were placed above the growing media for quick surface coverage and immediate protection against erosion. Flat-plate solar collectors were fitted along parts of the roof ridge in order to generate warm water for the adjacent outdoor swimming pool.