fitness and fire
Fitness and Fire was the first design project of my third year of architecture school, and consisted of a small town firestation and community fitness center for Grey Eagle, MN. Focus was heavily influenced on the idea of "community" and how a community center can bring people together to strenghten the bonds of the people who call this small town home. Ample space was provided both indoors and outdoors for the community to hold events, gatherings, and focus on wellness. Sustainable building practices were implimented in the form of local materials (central Minnesota field stone), natural lighting, passive solar shading, and natural plantings. The firestation was designed with comfortability and access in mind, which provides large spaces to gather as well as quick acces to life-saving activities.