FDNY Rescue Company 3 Manhattan, New York City Fire Department Building

FDNY Rescue Company 3 New York : Building in the Bronx

FDNY Rescue Company 3 New York design by Ennead Architects

Jul 11, 2011

FDNY Rescue Company 3 Building

New York City Fire Department
Rescue Company 3
Bronx, New York

Design: Ennead Architects

FDNY Rescue Company 3, Bronx

Inspired by the firefighters and their gear, the design for this new firehouse reflects the tradition of invention, experimentation, efficiency and rigorous training that characterizes one the most highly specialized FDNY units in the City of New York. In addition to the spaces typically found in fire stations – offices, dining facilities, dormitory, an Apparatus Bay for the Company’s vehicles – the building contains specialized training areas.

FDNY Rescue Company 3, SARA Award of Excellence; design team led by Todd Schliemann, Timothy Hartung, V. Guy Maxwell, and Wm. Jack Phillips.

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photographs © Aislinn Weidele/Ennead Architects

The double height Apparatus Bay is a “theater of operations” with all programmatic elements radiating around and above. Work spaces such as the Workshop, Lumber Shop, Housewatch and numerous storage rooms directly support the continuous operation of the Apparatus Rigs. Visual continuity between the upper levels of the building and the Apparatus Bay is effected by expanses of glass and reinforces the central importance of the space.

Natural light enters the Apparatus Bay from skylights above and a large glass wall at the front of the space. The building grounds itself on its restricted site, both structurally and materially. Structural concrete and ironspot masonry anchor the building.

In this solid base are spaces for vehicles and various workshops and storage. In the west, a cantilever allows limited parking under the building. The base supports a lighter steel framework and folded zinc roof above.

The steel expresses the shape of the building shell on the interior of the building as it is left exposed wherever possible. Skylights allow natural light to penetrate the interiors. The primary design elements of the building’s east façade are oversized FDNY-red apparatus doors, which express the building’s identity as a FDNY facility and create an open, yet secure street presence.

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photographs © Aislinn Weidele/Ennead Architects

FDNY, Rescue Company 3 – Building Information

Clients: Fire Department, City of New York / The City of New York Department of Design and Construction
Architect: Ennead Architects LLP
Design Partner: Todd Schliemann FAIA
Management Partner: Timothy Hartung FAIA
Associate Partner for Design: Wm. Jack Phillips AIA
Associate Partner for Management: V. Guy Maxwell AIA
Project Architect: Anthony Guaraldo
Project Team: Gary Anderson AIA Charmian Place Carlyle Fraser Joerg Kiesow Ryan Meeks Si-Yeon Min Yekta Pakdaman-Hamedani Gregory Smith Todd Van Varick

Cost Estimator: M.T. Peters & Associates Inc.
Structural Consultant: Robert Silman Associates, P.C.
MEP Consultant: WSP Flack + Kurtz
Specification Writer: Robert Schwartz and Associates
Building Department Expediter: Jerome S. Gillman Consulting Architect, P.C.
Elevator Consultant: Iros Elevator Design Services, LLC
Environmental Graphics: Poulin + Morris
Lighting: Brandston Partnership Inc.
Geotechnical/Civil: Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
Construction Manager: LiRo Program and Construction
Management, P.C.
General Contractor: Brickens Construction, Inc.
Plumbing: Ace Contracting, Inc.
HVAC/Fire Protection: Northstar Mechanical, Inc.
Electrical: MetroYork Electrical, Inc.
Fuel Oil: Empire Environmental
Building Department Expeditor Design 2147, Ltd

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Location: New York City Fire Department Ladder Company 3, Bronx, NYC, USA

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