Fire Station, Grindelwald
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|Architect/Design:||ARCHIDEE GmbH, Grindelwald|
|Contractor:||Kuenzli Gartenbau AG, Interlaken|
|System build-up:||“Steep Pitched Green Roof” with Georaster®|
The new fire station is located to the south of the new outdoor swimming pool, on the site of the former pool. The green roof flows wave-like upwards to the road above. As a result the building is incorporated aesthetically into the mountainside. An extensive green roof was installed along with Georaster® elements fitted from the bottom upwards. Pre-cultivated vegetation mats, each 2 m² in size, were placed above the system substrate for quick surface coverage and immediate protection against erosion. Flat plate solar collectors were fitted along parts of the roof ridge in order to generate warm water for the adjacent outdoor swimming pool.