Southport Fire Station
The sharp edges and top-heavy concrete, bunker-like structure of the Southport Fire Station impose a sense of power over the busy Nerang Road.
Completed in the late 1970’s as a major Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) project, the Southport Fire Station portrays strength and functionality.
The exposed pre-cast concrete and fortress-like appearance are hallmarks of the brutalist architectural movement of the 1970’s. In contrast, the interior of the building is soft-edged with light-filled concrete stairwells broken up with plants.
The building still operates as a central fire station as well as houses the administration offices for the Southern region.
The station also has dormitories for fire fighters on night shift, firefighting equipment and training facilities, including a multi-storey concrete tower for training exercises.