Berg Meister Wolf Architects have designed the ‘In The Rock’ Fire Station in Margreid, Italy. The fire station was built into the mountain so that valuable ground could be saved and used for agriculture.
[quote]The interior of the caverns is characterized by simple materials: wood, glass and steel are used subtly and contrast the cavern with its harsh plastered surface. In terms of sustainability the fire brigade differentiates itself in two points from other projects: the positioning of the building and the overall energy concept. The building could have been placed on a normal lot as most of the houses, but because of the rare grounds in the alpine context the community decided to build the fire station into the rock. Therefore valuable ground has been saved and can be used for agriculture.[/quote]