Cy-Fair Fire Station No. 5
The design and building materials for Station 5, including natural stone, colonnade, red brick, and pitched roofs relate to the surrounding residential neighborhood. The Site layout accommodates drive-through apparatus bays and separated parking areas within the constraints of the narrow parcel and utility easements.
The building layout is designed for distinct zones of public, semi-private, and private, and clear circulation paths for optimal emergency response. The front lobby provides an enclosed thermal vestibule before entering into a secure lobby with access to the community/training room, which then leads to another security point before entering the station. The sleeping areas are further divided from the officer and common living areas of the station to promote quiet sleep.
The day room, kitchen, and dining areas are open-concept and provide space for report writing. Interior finish materials are durable and anti-microbial, including the warm wood-look finishes on the floors and cabinetry utilized throughout the living area to promote a comfortable feeling of home.
The exterior covered patio is located to serve both the kitchen/dining area as well as fitness functions, and is screened from public view while providing views to the natural vegetation at the rear of the site.