Minneapolis Fire Station #28
Located at the intersection of a quiet residential street and a busy thoroughfare, this 12,500 sf structure uses several design features to blend the building into the neighborhood, while maintaining functionality and safety. Apparatus bays face a busy street but are located away from the intersection to allow maneuvering space for the ladder truck. Living quarters wrap around the corner and are bordered by a colonnaded veranda. A courtyard provides outdoor living space overlooking Upton Avenue. Pitched roof forms and brick exterior with white trim complete the neighborhood impression to the station. A rusticated, precast concrete base anchors the building and gives it a permanent and lasting presence within the community.