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SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEP. HEADQUARTERS
Register: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Submit: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The sun had yet not risen when the sirens began to sound. It was the morning of Wednesday, April 18, 1906 and the city of San Francisco was shaken awake by an earthquake measuring 8.25 on the Richter scale. More than 30 fires were reported throughout the city as a result of gas leaks caused by the earthquake. San Francisco began to burn, and would continue to do so for four days and four nights.
The water network had also been seriously damaged by the quake, preventing firefighters from controlling the fire by the usual means. Yet this did not prevent them in their attempt to save the city, and they resorted to using all the tools at their disposal. They dynamited entire blocks in hopes of creating a firewall, fought the flames with hoses where the supply hadn’t been cut and installed water pumps to use water from the bay to control fires closer to the coast.
The American people will not forget the courage of all those men who faced what even today, after 100 years is remembered as the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.

ARCHmedium proposes the creation of this fire station for the city of San Francisco that serves not only to centralize and improve the service but also as a gift and token of appreciation from the city to this department.
The new center should not only be a practical space designed to respond to the needs of firefighters, but must become an icon of the city which rose from the ashes and a reminder of the tragedy, a building that not only the people of San Francisco but the entire world associates with the image of the fire department.

www.en.archmedium.com

Comments:
fpinkstone
nyc
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
you are about 107 year too late --
the San Francisco Fire Department has a headquarters building at :

698 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 558-3200
sf-fire.org‎

So not really a "Real" competition is this ?

Zeyd rabbaney
South africa
Monday, May 06, 2013
What is the budget for the above project, who can enter, what is the prize for the project?

Guo Rui
Italy
Monday, May 06, 2013
More information please.

Alexander Walter
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, May 06, 2013
Web link to competition site added: http://en.archmedium.com

Justin
United States
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
This is the site (Piers 30-32) that the Golden State Warriors are building their new Arena designed by Snohetta.

van Marcos
San Francisco
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
this makes no sense...

Seify Hashemi
San Diego Ca.
Saturday, June 08, 2013
If this is a real project What is the reason that you limited the competitors to ten years after graduations, Why do you think the older designer & architect can't create a new signature building and modern design. for this and even if this will be through in your mind, why you do not let them to enter to completion?

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