Fire Station 11
The City of Atlanta's Fire Station 11 will be a LEED Certified, three-bay, two story fire station when completed. It will house a 14 person crew, a separate command center, and will serve the Atlantic Station development, in which it is located, as well as the surrounding neighborhoods. The building plan is designed to be compact and efficient. Distances between the apparatus bay and living quarters are minimized. The building construction is load bearing concrete masonry units and steel frame. Finishes were selected on the basis of durability and attractiveness to provide the fire fighters with a low maintenance refuge from their stressful profession. The exterior uses traditional materials such as stamped antique metal shingles and brick to create a bold look fitting for a modern fire fighting department with a strong history. The cantilevered balcony provides the fire fighters with a place to relax and a view of the city sky line. It also shades the plaza below, which serves as the station's front porch. A cantilever was used to avoid using columns that would obstruct the view of oncoming traffic as vehicles leave the station.