Client: Comox Valley Regional District
Location: Hornby Island, BC
Local Practice has been working in collaboration with Simcic Uhrich Architects to develop a community-responsive fire hall for Hornby Island, one of the Gulf Islands of BC. Since water on the island is a scarce resource, particularly in the summer, the project will use captured rainwater for training and on-site uses. The fire hall will have four bays for fire trucks and one ambulance bay, as well as facilities for public meeting and a lounge for the volunteer fire fighters. The project will also act as a post-disaster building for island residents, being the only one of its kind on the island.
Local Practice was involved in providing sustainable design input from the very beginning of the project, ensuring that the building is designed to LEED silver standards. As well, Passive House type construction will be implemented to reduce energy loads and provide an extremely airtight and well detailed envelope.
Team: Local Practice with Simcic Uhrich Architects (Architect)
Project Completion: Ongoing