Fire Station in Samothraki

  • Stateon drawing board
  • OwnerPrivate
  • LocationSamothraki, Greece

This project is about a fire station located in Samothraki, Greece. It is designed using ten containers (2x10m), which are put together in a way to create a two story building, both with common and private spaces, as well as exterior spaces and an atrium.

The ground floor consists of the offices (administration, secretary offices, material office, general archive), general storages as well as material storage. There is also a multipurpose hall and a big covered parking area for the viachles.
The first floor has a more private approach for οvernight accommodation of the stuff (three double dorms divided for men and women).

Its particular approach lies to the fact that there is a combination of traditional and modern materials, which are natural stones of the area of Samothraki and containers. On the exterior the containers are surrounded by stone walls with a particular color in order to create a uniformity with the surrounding area.
The openings have high reflective properties which allows the visual escapes to the landscape.

The project is designed with clear engravings, following the ones of the landscape in order to unify with it.

Architecture emerges out of careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes.