Fire Services Central Operations Centre



Helena Pinto


Reservation required



Guided Visits

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Maximum people per visit: 20

Visit languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese

Photography allowed: Yes

Child friendly: Yes

Wheelchair access: No

Toilet available: No


The expansion of the fire station by Helena Pinto explores the creative potential of dialogue between historical and contemporary. The original project was preserved as a museum while the new fire station facilities were placed in the new building. The new intervention follows a Deconstructivist approach by separating the volume and the structure. The use of overlapping volumes in the new fire station contrasts with the old building’s symmetrical composition. A new block was introduced to intersect with the old building as a transition between the old and new, public and private. It forms a visual corridor that enables museum visitors a glimpse of the new fire station behind to understand a fire station in modern life.


Estrada de Coelho do Amaral, Nº 2-6

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Buses: 7, 8, 8A, 17, 18, 18A, 18B, 19, 26, 27