Abdy Mammedov - Best At-Large Project
Best At-Large Project
CHICAGO RIVER FIRE BOAT HOUSE | Chicago, Illinois
Abdy Mammedov | Librarium Winner, Best At-Large Project
MARC 315: Architectural Design V (Synthesis Studio), Fall 2019
Bruce Moore, Studio Instructor
This proposal is a hybrid between public plaza and fire station, combining the characteristics of both, and connecting the fire station to the urban fabric and the citizenry. The design overlays the two aforementioned typologies, increases the effectiveness of firefighters and maintains the privacy of their workspace. The building opens towards the north, allowing the site and Plaza to be more welcoming and outreaching, integrating the design with the experience of the Riverwalk pedestrian waterfront. The project seeks to create social impact and to free people from thinking that they need to stay away from fire station sites, and rather see them as part of their communities and of the urban experience.