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Vitra Fire Station

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Zaha Hadid
 
location Weil am Rhein
function exposition space, fire station
contributed by Naomi

Following a major fire in 1981, the company Vitra has pursued a conscious approach to its own architecture, starting with the commission awarded to the English architect Nicholas Grimshaw to build a new factory hall. After completion of the first structure, he was assigned the task of developing a master plan for the Vitra grounds. Now Vitra commissions a different architect for each building project, deliberately contrasting works of architecture confront one another and imbue the site with vitality and a distinctive identity. The Fire Station is one of the highlights of the tour. Long an icon of deconstructivist architecture, this was the first work ever to be realized by the master architect who is today entrusted with prestigious global commissions. Constructed as a working firehouse within the Vitra furniture design and manufacturing complex, the building is now used by Vitra as a showplace for part of its permanent collection of chairs.

 

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Arti-Fact says:
Satellite view of this building
Amsterdam, Netherlands 12-May-13
A must see for every architect and architecture student.
sint-laureins, Belgium 06-Apr-13
shayan says:
I am a student...
I need vitra fire station plans and sections.
can you help me?
18-Apr-12
Thank you Vitra! You saved Zaha Hadid-we would have missed so much good of her if you had not provided her the first oppty to realise a project. The building is still in use (for meeings and exposiion, not as fire station anymore. I love Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin, and now saw where he got his inspiration from. If you visit Vitra, do the guided tour! I did it in Jan, 2 people, 1 1/2 hours and great expertise.
boomtown, American Samoa 23-Jan-12
mahsa says:
greatttttttt
17-Jan-12
jazz says:
may i know what is the concept of this structure?
08-Jan-12
The building is no longer in use but a great piece of architecture. Great quality of spaces and sophisticated use of materials.
Monnickendam, Netherlands 18-Apr-10
mak says:
hihihi
03-Aug-09
Naomi says:

Amsterdam, Netherlands 14-Mar-08
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Vitra Fire Station
Address
Charles-Eames-Straße 1
Germany
http://www.design-museum.de/
Project is public!
Opening hours Monday through Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Closed: December 24 - 25, December 31, January 1. The museum shop and the cafè have the same opening hours as the museum. Vitra offers guided architecture tours in numerous languages over the premises of the Vitra company's factory in Weil am Rhein, daily, at 12 pm and 2 pm, lasting two hours. From February 23, 2008 daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Contact: info-weil@design-museum.de or call 0049 (0)7621 702 3200
How to get there? Public transportation (ÖPNV): From Basel (Badischer Bahnhof) take bus number 55, from the train station in Weil am Rhein it is about a 15-minute walk to the museum. By car: The Vitra Design Museum can be reached from Freiburg (north) or Basel (south) via the Autobahn A5 (exit Weil am Rhein), from France/St. Louis take the boarder crossing Palmrain. From Lörrach/Riehen turn west at the marked junction "Weil am Rhein" just north of the Fondation Beyeler. A big car park free of charge exists.
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Completion 1994
ArchitectZaha Hadid
Client Vitra Design Museum
 
Project ID 1569
Latitude/Longitude 47°36'02N 07°36'53E
Contributed by Naomi
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