Location

Charlottesville, VA

Status

Complete 2013

Size

40,200 SF

Fontaine Ave. Fire Station No. 10

The Fontaine Avenue Station is a 40,200 sf facility located on a parcel approximately one acre in size, and bisected by a 30’ deep ravine. In order to accommodate the department’s need for four bi-directional bays the building is placed directly over the ravine and below-grade parking for 33 vehicles is developed to respond to the contours. The building entry is a two-story glass enclosure, within which is displayed an artifact from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. A tall brick wall orders the angled geometry of the street against that of the bays. The user passes through the wall into the secure portion of the station; on the second floor it forms the backdrop for two exterior roof terraces. Sleeping accommodations for 14 paid personnel and 6 volunteers are provided on the second floor, along with a Training Room/EOC for 40.

Designed to achieve a LEED Platinum rating, the facility will incorporate a rain water harvesting cistern for grey water use, photovoltaic panels, low SRI roofing and pavement, sun tunnels, native plant species, high-efficiency HVAC systems including standing column geothermal wells, and regional materials with recycled content.

 

Awards

  • Award of Honor (Gold) / F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Awards 2014
  • Award of Honor (Gold), "On The Boards" / F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Awards 2010

News

Fontaine Awarded Platinum!

19 December 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT NO. 10 FONTAINE AVENUE STATION AND TRAINING CENTER Designed to achieve a LEED Platinum rating, the Fontaine Avenue Station and Training Center is located on one of Charlottesville’s…

Firechief.com Showcases City of Charlottesville, Fontaine Avenue Fire Station.

26 June 2014

Fire Chief Magazine recently highlighted the City of Charlottesville, Fontaine Avenue Station and Training Center No. 10 ,completed in October 2013. The station is a 40,000 sf facility located on…