City of Virginia Beach, VA First Landing Fire & Rescue Station

The First Landing Fire and Rescue station is built just a couple of hundred feet from the Chesapeake Bay shoreline. The site is very near the site of the pilgrims "first landing" site, thus the name. The need for this station was driven by the exponential growth occurring in this area. It is intended that this design will serve as a prototype for future Virginia Beach substations. The station includes four, drive-through bays, a three-story training tower, a separate boat storage building that also serves as a covered kiosk for the community bike path, and an apparatus fueling station. The building exterior is designed to reflect many of the area coastal building characteristics found along the Bay. The training tower mimics many characteristics of a coast guard tower, including the observation walk at its top. SCN-Architects served as the design consultant for the local firm, ACA Architects

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