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The design represents the idea of the shelter, the independence of the shell from the building itself. The choice of a parabolic form for the roof is the result of the search for elegance and optimization of the structure. This hall is intended to serve as a climatic buffer zone, both in winter and in summer.  The glazed shell incorporates semitransparent PV glasses with silicon cells.

fire 1               fire 3Source: Samyn & Partners

Project Fire Hall fire 2
Location Houten (NL)
Latitude 52° 2'
Completion year
Architect Samyn & Partners
Type Fire station
Category New
Surroundings -
Technology Multicrystalline
Installed power
23.9 kWp 
Orientation south
PV module
Shell Solar
Dimensions N/A