Estación de Bomberos Puerto Varas
Location: Puerto Varas, Los Lagos, Chile
Gross Size of Project: 904 Square Feet
Days to Complete: 66
Located in the district of Puerto Varas, Chile, this fire station more than 15 firemen.
The building structure consists of 2 plant-fabricated steel modules at a total area of approximately 900 square feet, which are used to for office, restrooms, locker rooms, a cafeteria, and a dining area.
The façade of the fire station is composed of insulated panels with steel cladding that make up the modules.
Technical Innovation & Sustainability
The solution proposed of using steel-structure modules and panels with polyurethane insulation, clad with steel sheeting, allowed for significant savings in both time, on-site resources, water consumption, and waste generation.
All of the structural steel used in the project, including the steel sheets making up the building's façade, were 100% manufactured using renewable energy.
The thermal efficiency achieved by the aforementioned structures and cladding, together with the thermopanel windows installed in the modules, is noteworthy in the resulting in low-energy consumption compared to other solutions on the market.
Direct land costs and construction site costs were reduced by the use of 100% factory-finished modules, together with a simple joint design and the use of prefabricated foundations.