The Centre for Refuge and Rescue should express the courage and dynamism of the services it hosts. We expect from the Rescue and Intervention Service, alongside a great deal of positive optimism, at least the degree of boldness and, at the same time, the security that gives us confidence in it. We have chosen a solution in which the building expresses these values of rescue equipment, with architectural elements that are not anecdotal, as is often perceived.
The Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre is clearly divided into three sections, one on top of the other, each of them responding to the needs of the programme. The three elements are configured in different ways, so that the building can be seen as a fire and rescue station, as a comfortable building with offices where everyday problems are dealt with on a daily basis, and as a sports training centre.
The building is dynamic and light, it seems to fly. Systematic repetitions are used, which, with small variations, indicate the kinematic character of the machines and their remote economy. Its weightless appearance is distinct, yet the building is at once robust in its mission-like structure, and translucent and optimistic.