*빨간창고 Oil-spill recovery unit in Finland is illuminated by angled clerestory window 

Alt Arkkitehdit has completed a bright red storage shed for oil-spill equipment in northern Finland, featuring a full-width clerestory window that projects from the facade to protect it from damage by forklift trucks.


The oil-spill recovery unit is situated in the Kello district to the north of the city of Oulu, and was designed by local studio Alt Arkkitehdit for the fire department and coastguard.

The building houses equipment and materials used to combat oil spills, particularly in the Baltic Sea, where the transportation and production of oil has escalated in recent decades. 


"Oil-booms, shovels, and any other materials needed must be readily available when disaster strikes to contain the damage," explained Alt Arkkitehdit. "This building is thus designed for rugged use, with emphasis on logistics, function and economics."

The building combines separate areas for various functions in a single structure, which enabled the architects to eliminate unnecessary walls and foundations.


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