North and Central America->United States->Alabama (AL)->Hale->Newbern
Rural Studio, a program offered through Auburn University's School of Architecture, was started by Samuel Mockbee and a fellow professor, D.K. Ruth in the early 1990's. The studio offered students a way to use design to improve the lives of impoverished rural Alabama residents. Many of the projects use recycled materials. Rural Studio has continued at Auburn University despite the death of Samuel Mockbee in December, 2001.
"The Newbern Volunteer Fire Department and Town Hall is the first new public building in Newbern for 110 years. It houses 3 fire trucks and satisfies the town's needs for a place to house elections, council meetings, volunteer firefighter classes, fund-raising and community gatherings."
"The building is supported by a wood and metal truss structure, which is enclosed by translucent polycarbonate panels, protected from the sun by cedar slats and topped-off with a galvanized aluminum roof. Inside there is a mezzanine level for fire fighting classes and at the ground floor a bathroom and kitchen." - Reference
Keywords: United States, Alabama, Hale County, Newbern, fire station, aluminum, galavanized aluminum, light frame construction, polycarbonate, pressure-treated wood, steel, wood, cedar. Submitted by Robert Wandel.
2000s (2000 - 2009)
aluminum light frame construction polycarbonate pressure-treated wood steel wood (hardwood or softwood)