The May edition of the international architecture magazine The Plan is featuring our Fire Station in Asse.
Conrad Bercah writes: “Fire stations rarely become topics of architectural interest. Yet, 50 years later, the Fire Station in the Belgian town of Asse, designed by ORG promises to do just that, providing an interesting comparison and view of current architecture culture. […] Venturi designed an asymmetrical building, but oddly felt the need to make it look symmetrical. Venturi wanted to equip it with an image of unity and monumental, civic scale, elevating a fire station to the level of city hall, campanile included. ORG, by contrast, has created a civic aura, without resorting to a false “complexity”, but simply by arranging the program parts in shrewd yet subtle spatial fashion.”
For more similarities and differences between ORG’s and Venturi’s fire station and beautiful pictures by Filip Dujardin, click here.
A selection of photos by Filip Dujardin has been added to the project page (click here).
And click here for Filip Dujardin’s website.