Kathmandu Fire Station
The Soarway Foundation was founded on April 1, 2015 with the mission of providing much needed public safety resources to the city of Kathmandu, Nepal. Just three weeks after the founding of the organization, Nepal was rocked by a devastating earthquake that left the city’s already fragile public safety infrastructure in tatters. Eckles Architecture & Engineering has worked closely with the Soarway Foundation to develop a new fire department headquarters to replace the former facility that was destroyed in the earthquake.
This new facility will house up to eight pieces of fire apparatus along with crew quarters and training space. The design also includes a configurable medical clinic where first responders can triage and provide initial treatment to members of the community. The building incorporates sustainable design principles including the use of solar power and rain water collection.
Follow the progress of this project at www.soarway.org
- Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Facility Use: Government