Types of volunteer work

The new firestation of Vierschach (Bozen)

Photo: Gustav Willeit, © Pedevilla Architects

Photo: Gustav Willeit, © Pedevilla Architects

Photo: Gustav Willeit, © Pedevilla Architects

Photo: Gustav Willeit, © Pedevilla Architects

Participation in various types of volunteer work is one of the main types of activities that are at the heart of the cultural fabric of South Tirol. Volunteering has an important social value, since the region is characterized by many small and dispersed settlements, and firefighters are one of the most common types of volunteer groups. In the Province of Bolzano alone there are 306 registered volunteer firefighter groups, which ensures quick response times in case of an emergency.

The province with its 116 municipalities is equipped with firefighting infrastructure to support 17,300 volunteers, or one in every 39 inhabitants. This institution, based exclusively on volunteers, in addition to putting out and preventing fires, provides technical assistance, interventions in case of natural disasters and on occasion help in keeping public order.

The complete article is published in Winter issue of Piranesi No. 37 Vol. 23.

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Project Data

Architecture
Architetti Pedevilla

Project manager
Architetti Pedevilla, Studio di ingegneria Bergmeister

Client
Municipality Innichen

Building Contractor
Bettiol S.R.L.

Structural Consultant
Studio di ingegneria Bergmeister

Site Area
1647 m²

Floor Area
Level1= 518 m² gross area
Level2= 218 m² gross area

Built-Up Area
646 m²

Cubage
3540 m³

Start of Planning
08.2011

Start of Construction
08.2014

Completion
01.2016