Fire Station Extension
Airport
Hamburg

  • Client:
    Flughafen Hamburg GmbH
  • Architect:
    Gössler Kinz Kerber Kreienbaum, Hamburg
  • Fire Station extension building
  • Reinforced skeleton, beam ceilings
  • Vehicle hangar
  • GFA: c. 1,050 m²
    Building costs: ca. 5.0 Mio. EUR
    Time: 2015 - 2016
  • Our scope:
    structural engineering

When there’s a fire on the airport apron…

The fire station at Hamburg Airport is in a constant state of readiness, all round the clock. As well as extinguishing fires, the 80-person fire brigade team is also responsible for the rescue service. Although full-scale disasters are rare, the brigade turns out for some 3,500 operations per year.

To ensure that the fire station continues to meet the latest requirements and is well equipped for future developments, the existing service building beside the apron was rebuilt and extended. Four new parking spaces were created for large fire appliances, and the accommodation and sleeping quarters for the crews and a control centre were extended.

The structure of the building extension consists of a shallow-founded reinforced concrete skeleton with a bracing stairwell core. It follows the axis of the existing building and is incorporated into its interior connecting structure. The existing building was partly rebuilt and its facade renewed.

The particular challenges lay in the fact that the building work was carried out in the airport’s security zone and that the fire station’s constant state of readiness also had to be assured throughout the building phase.