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Estación de Bomberos Puerto Varas

Company: PROMET
Location: Puerto Varas, Los Lagos, Chile
Gross Size of Project: 904 Square Feet
Days to Complete: 66

Award Criteria

Architectural Excellence

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.

Cost Effectiveness

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.

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