Fire Station in Rzeszow

Investor: Municipal Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Rzeszów
Designer: DEMIURG
General Contractor: BAUDZIEDZIC SP. Z O.O. SP. K
Area: 2800 m2
Implementation date: 2020
People of the project: Rafał Murat, Marlena Szlachetka, Piotr Mańko, Marcin Gatniejewski, Mariusz Sanewski
Photographer: Maciej Lulko

Fire Station in Rzeszow

The headquarters of the new unit is located in the northern part of the city, on St. Inwestycyjna 8, within the area of the Rzeszow Science and Technology Park – Dworzysko. The choice of investment location was not accidental. The short access time to the northwestern part of Rzeszow and Rzeszow County allows for quick rescue operations, thanks to the main traffic routes, including the A4 highway and the S19 expressway. The firefighters moved into their new headquarters at the end of October 2020. Some vehicles and equipment previously operated by Rescue and Fire Fighting Units No. 1 and 2 in Rzeszow were transferred to the unit. There are currently 56 firefighters serving in the unit.

Wanting to achieve a modern form, we divided the block into two parts. A clear cutaway gives it a lightness, and strong color accents have been introduced in such a way as not to overwhelm the whole. Also, consistent with the main building are other facilities such as a climbing wall and a playground. We designed them similarly so that they fit into the overall intention. Experience gained on other projects for the fire department in Koszalin or Żnin resulted in a modern and customized building of the Fire Department Headquarters in Rzeszów.

The project included the main building, which is divided into an administrative area for business and staff, and a garage and workshop area – for storing combat vehicles and other vehicles serving the unit.

The public area consists of a reception and waiting area, sanitary facilities, and a conference room. We have adapted the entire space to serve people with disabilities. The building also includes modern teaching rooms, which are primarily intended for safety education meetings for the youngest. Equipped with training materials, the room creates a suitable learning environment for children.

We designed the building to best meet the needs of firefighters. The facility has a smoke chamber, where it is possible to conduct exercises to prepare for fire and evacuation actions. Specialized equipment allows the simulation of dangerous situations such as high temperatures, tight spaces, or large amounts of smoke.

The facility also included a sports area with a soccer field with a two-track treadmill, a climbing gym, and a gym where firefighters can work on their physical form, which is crucial for this profession.

A major challenge that has been brilliantly met is the 600 km distance between Rzeszow and Poznan, where our design office is located. Despite the distance, cooperation between the designers and the investor was very smooth. In addition, we were also a frequent guest in Rzeszow when we conducted author’s supervision of the investment. – Rafał Murat, Architect


People of the project

Rafał Murat

Marlena Szlachetka

Piotr Mańko

Marcin Gatniejewski

Mariusz Sanewski