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Koban in Kumamoto, Japan by Klein Dytham architecture

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: Klein Dytham architecture 

Klein Dytham architecture’s Koban forms part of the celebrated Kumamoto Artpolis Program. The program was established in the late 1980s by Morihiro Hosokawa, then Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture but later Japan’s Prime Minister, to increase the quality of public architecture in the region. Arata Isosaki was appointed the program’s commissioner, and he matched architects with projects for new public buildings, either by direct appointment or by arranging design competitions. The program provided the fairly remote region with world-class architecture, including masterworks by such giants of the Japanese scene as Tadao Ando, Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, and Kazuo Shinohara.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Klein Dytham architecture (Astrid Klein, Mark Dytham, Yukinari Hisayama, Makiko Okano)
  • Project: Koban
  • Location: Kasuga Kumamoto-shi Kumamoto, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Client: Kumamoto Prefectural Police Headquarters
  • Structural Engineer: Structured environment ltd. (Alan Burden, Yutaka Kaneko)
  • M&E Engineer: Junji Tanaka M&E office (Junji Tanaka, Shigemori Matsumoto)
  • General Contractor: Oda Kensetsu, Kazuhiro Iwanaga
  • Structure: RC Structure
  • Total Floor Area: 143.62 M2
  • Design Period: Feb. 2010 – Sep. 2010
  • Construction Period: Nov. 2010 – Mar. 2011

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Police Station in Salt, Spain by Josep Ferrando + Sergi Serrat

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Article source: Josep Ferrando

The site

The new police station is located on the outskirts of the neighborhood in a zone reserved for council buildings. The proposal is placed in a pre-existing grove of magnificent beech trees that determine the main decisions for the project. The main building mass is concentrated at the north end of the site, in the unoccupied area, while the car park is organized around the grove. The remainder of the site forms a green cushion that separates the building from the road becoming a transition space for the visitors.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: Josep Ferrando + Sergi Serrat
  • Project: Police Station in Salt
  • Location: Avenida del Marqués de Camps, Salt, Girona, Spain
  • Photography: Adrià Goula
  • Client: Local Police – Salt municipality
  • Team:
    • Marc Nadal, architect
    • Ramon Subirà, architect
    • Anne Hinz, architect
  • Consultants:
    • Structural Engineering – NB35 Estructures: Josep Nel.lo
    • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering – Eletresjota: Jaume Pastor
    • Quantity Surveyor – Josep Ferrando + Sergi SerratProject Management Gestoba S.A
  • Surface: 1.650 m2
  • Plot: 4.320 m2
  • Budget: 2.300.000 €
  • Competition: 2008 First Prize
  • Construction: September 2010 – November 2011

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Albacete Police Headquarters in Spain by Matos-Castillo Arquitectos

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Article source: Matos-Castillo Arquitectos

The program of the building consists essentially of police offices. It has a public space with a lobby, an issuing passports or ID area and a complaints authority, and it also includes parking for police vehicles, a security area, changing rooms and a dwelling for the inspector.

Image Courtesy © Hisao Suzuki

Image Courtesy © Hisao Suzuki

  • Architects: Matos-Castillo Arquitectos (Alberto Martínez Castillo, Beatriz Matos Castaño)
  • Project: Albacete Police Headquarters 
  • Location: Good Shepherd streets and Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Albacete, Spain
  • Photography: Hisao Suzuki
  • Project Management: Segipsa
  • Structure Engineering: Valladares Engineering
  • Facilities Engineering: Úrculo Engineers
  • Construction company: Villegas Constructions
  • Quantity Surveyors: Alberto López Díez
  • Promoter: GIESE (Infrastructure and Equipment Management of State Security)
  • Colaborators: Borja ÁLVAREZ, Martina SCHLÜTER, Alejandra MARTÍNEZ DE LA RIVA, Julián RAMÍREZ RENTERO, Tómer KENIN, Eva ROENSE
  • Built Area: 5.265,76 M2
  • Work Start Date: June 2004
  • Work End Date: September 2006

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Police Station in Bronx, New York by Big

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Article source: Big

Located in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx, New York, the new 40th Precinct Station will serve the various needs of the NYPD while strengthening the department’s commitment to community policing. For this 43,500 SF, ground-up project, BIG proposes a unique form derived from the building’s basic requirements, where individual volumes contain specific elements of program.

Image Courtesy © Big

Image Courtesy © Big

  • Architects: Big
  • Project: Police Station
  • Location: Bronx, New York, USA
  • Client: NYC Department of Design & Construction
  • Collaborators: Silman, Cosentini, DACK, Tillotson, Starr Whitehouse, Philip Habib, Carlin Simpson & Associates, The Friday Group, Cerami, CCI, Urban Arborists, The Facade Group, Prime Engineering
  • Size: 4180m2
  • Date: 28/01/2016

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121ST POLICE PRECINCT STATION HOUSE in New York City by Rafael Viñoly Architects

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Article source: Rafael Viñoly Architects

Recognizing the need for a greater law enforcement presence and the opportunity for great civic architecture, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) commissioned Rafael Viñoly Architects to design a station house for Staten Island’s first new precinct in decades, the 121st Precinct.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects
  • Project: 121ST POLICE PRECINCT STATION HOUSE
  • Location: New York City, US
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte

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POLICE STATION in Seville, Spain by Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Article source: Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

The new police station in Seville is a detached construction that leans on the southeast edge of the site and opens up towards a circular street. The building is shaped as an irregular four-pointed star, which determines the image of the building, inspired in a panoptical model. A landscaped strip then surrounds the construction. This natural belt is extended up to the exterior fence and it naturally embraces the wings of the building. This way, the proposed volume achieves an extensive facade length with a maximum number of rooms opening towards the outdoor spaces in between the wings.

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín

  • Architects: Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos
  • Project: POLICE STATION
  • Location: Seville, Spain
  • Photography: Luis Asín,  pape
  • Project team: Álvaro Oliver, Álvaro Rábano, Clemens Eichner, Eva Urquijo, Djamila Hempel, Jorge López
  • Architects on site: Ángela García de Paredes. Ignacio Pedrosa, Álvaro Oliver
  • Technical control: Luis Calvo. Gonzalo Cátedra
  • Structure: GOGAITE S.L.
  • Mechanical engineer: GEASYT S.A

Politiecommissariaat Brugge in Belgium by Beel & Achtergael Architecten

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Article source: Beel & Achtergael Architecten

The relocation of the police station to the edge of the city will give a strong impulse to the future development of the harbour site. The judicious positioning and dimensioning of its compact, floating office volume ensures that it fits in with the structure and scale of the former harbour area.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: Beel & Achtergael Architecten
  • Project: Politiecommissariaat Brugge
  • Location: Brugge, Belgium
  • Team: Lieven Achtergael, Isabelle Dierickx, Pietter Lansens, Tom Mockett, Jeffrey Berghman, Rein Bultynck, Sofie Philips, Kris Broidioi, Steve Salembier, Vincent De Keyser, Ida Lievens
  • Structural, MEP and acoustical engineering: Technum
  • Contractors: Wyckaert, Wycor
  • Client: City council of Brugge
  • Procedure: competition
  • Date: 2010-2013
  • Surface: 11.500m²
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp  (more…)

Police Station and Multipurpose Space in Xixona, Spain by Daniel Martí i Pérez & Natàlia Ferrer Bernabeu

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Article source: Daniel Martí i Pérez & Natàlia Ferrer Bernabeu

The space requirement program requested by the developer (Townhall) included all the departments, public and restricted use, necessary for the proper operation of a facility of this nature. In the office we thought to incorporate a public space which could be used by the neighborhood as a multipurpose space that would allow us to provide greater flexibility to the building.

Image Courtesy © David Zarzoso

  • Architects: Daniel Martí i Pérez & Natàlia Ferrer Bernabeu 
  • Project: Police Station and Multipurpose Space
  • Location: Xixona, Spain
  • Photography: David Zarzoso
  • Placement: Avenida Joan Fuster s/n, Xixona, Alicante (Spain)
  • Project Date: December 2008
  • Finishing Date: November 2010
  • Building Surface: 842 m2
  • Urbanized Plot Surface: 1.825 m2
  • Main Builder: Castelló, Construcciones e Infraestructuras S.L.
  • Promoter: Xixona Townhall
  • Architecture Technician: Julián Garrote
  • Architecture Technician: Sergio Mira and José Mª Jódar
  • Structural Calculation: David Boixader, engineer
  • Installation Calculation: Desla Ingeniería and Òscar Galiana
  • Software used: Autocad for the drawings, Photoshop for the firsts ideas and images to show and Cype for the structures.

Fuencarral-Ei Pardo Police Station in Madrid, Spain by Voluar Arquitectura

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Article source: Voluar Arquitectura

The general design of the project answers mainly to the adequacy of its to the environment. The building is set back from the property line leaving a free space that works as a public urban development and allowing the pedestrian access. This gives continuity to the city in order to promote the rapprochement of the citizen to a public building, by tradition, used to be considered as closed and hermetic place.

Image Courtesy Ángel Baltanás

  • Architects: Voluar Arquitectura
  • Project: Fuencarral-Ei Pardo Police Station
  • Location: Mirador de la Reina nº 4, Madrid, Spain
  • Project Architect: Borja Lomas Rodríguez & Pablo Rodríguez Mesa
  • Work Team: Teresa Gómez Benito,  Alfredo Diez Torre, Noemí Martínez Pozo, Lorenza Grandi, Juan Carlos Argüello
  • Photographs: Ángel Baltanás, Voluar Arquitectura slp

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Police station in Barcelona, Spain by MIZIEN

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: MIZIEN

Like many towns in El Vallès, in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, Palau-solità has tripled its population since the 1980s and extended by means of single-family houses and low-rise apartment blocks. In this context, a public building may be designed to give the main streets in the fabric an urban, civic character or to fit in with the series of warehouses, shopping centres and franchises that form the periphery of this sprawling urbanization.

Police Station in Barcelona

  • Architects: MIZIEN
  • Project: Police station
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Client: Palau-solità i Plegamans municipality
  • Design date: 2010
  • Completion date: 2011
  • Area : 450m2
  • Cost: 1.062.847,25 €
  • Software used: Presto, TCQ, CYPE, ArchiCAD

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