The City of Vancouver required the staff quarters to be completed in a very short period of time to resume the regular operations of the fire hall. Metric Modular had to account for conditions of the site which was extremely tight with minimal space to work around once the foundation was in place.
Additionally, the City had special requirements for this building: a two-hour firewall construction in the south wall; fire alarm, low voltage cable for lighting controls and speakers, an NFPA approved sprinkler system, and a space that could be adaptable for specialized equipment.
Even though temporary in nature, the design of the staff quarters offers a comfortable and functional space to conduct the regular operations of Fire Hall #17. The lower floor features workstations, kitchen, training/meeting space, storage space for specialized equipment, mechanical room, radio cabinet, bathroom and staircase.
The upper floor features eight sleeping quarters, forty-one lockers, and two bathrooms/showers.
The temporary structure needed to reflect the forward thinking of the City of Vancouver in terms of creating energy efficient infrastructure while having adequate space for regular fire hall operations and training activities for other city fire hall staff at its current site.
The vertical corrugated metal siding exterior wall gives a modern and urban look to the exterior of the building.