Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković

CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Mva

CATEGORY
Fire Station, Services

LOCATION
Krapinske Toplice, Croatia

ARCHITECTS
Mva

AREA
974 m²

PHOTOGRAPHS
Jure Živković

HVAC, MEP ENGINEER
Tt Inženjering D.o.o.

YEAR
2021

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
Onda Arhitektura D.o.o.

FIRE SAFETY
Flamit D.o.o.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Shema Zs D.o.o.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER TEAM
Uoig Mirko Lež

MANUFACTURERS
Kingspan Insulated Panels, Hormann

Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković
Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković

The CZO Building (Center for Environmental Protection) is located in the Municipality of Krapinske Toplice, in the northwestern part of Croatia.

Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković
Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković

The building contains both the office and service spaces of the local Voluntary Fire Brigade.

It is conceived as a mono-volume of a varying profile – both in plans and in sections.

The building includes a central two-story office core, multiple spaces for vehicles and equipment, and a fire tower.

Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković
Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković

The white metal envelope is made of insulated panels in combination with expanded metal mesh.

The envelope is carried by a combined construction - a reinforced concrete core in the middle and a light steel skeleton in the rest of the building.

The functions of spaces are clearly distinct by materials - white metal ‘rooms’ contain the vehicles, the work and leisure spaces are finished in raw concrete, and the firefighters’ communication routes are marked by the intense red color surfaces.

Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković
Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković

The tower is primarily used for firefighters’ training but is also a landmark, a sign in the landscape.

Its steel structure, visible through the metal mesh 'curtain', is clearly showing the utilitarian character of the architecture.

Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković


Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković
Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković
Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković
Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković
Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković
Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković
Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković
Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković
Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković
Center for Environmental Protection
© Jure Živković


Center for Environmental Protection
Site Plan
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Ground Floor Plan
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First Floor Plan
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Roof Plan


Center for Environmental Protection
Section 1-1
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Sections 2-2 and 3-3


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North Elevation
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South Elevation
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East and West Elevation
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Exploded Axonometry

Mikelić Vreš Arhitekti d.o.o.
T +385 1 4810786
Mikelić Vreš Arhitekti d.o.o.
Mikelić Vreš Arhitekti Martićeva 38, 10000 Zagreb Croatia