Architects Samyn and Partners were approached by the Charleroi fire service in Belgium to design a new fire station. Charleroi is a post-industrial town located 30 minutes from Brussels.

The Charleroi fire service sought a design that would reduce emergency response times. Celebrated Belgian architect Philippe Samyn designed a building that would allow unimpeded traffic flow for the fire trucks.

The fire station also features 48 lightweight glass doors by entrance systems specialist ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems Australia, and offers a village-like living environment for over 100 firemen.

Entry talked to Philippe Samyn to find out what issues he faced during the design process and how he solved them.

Watch the video here.