A powerful gesture
The design for the Police Unity Office has been carefully integrated into the neighborhood, conscious of the history and industrial character of the area. The connection to the neighborhood has been achieved by realizing a careful structure of volumes, by the chosen rhythm of the façade openings and by opting for robust, dependable materials such as concrete. The building has a functional appearance. Accents make the program ‘readable’ from the street, such as in the public and the work area, and in the location of the police vehicles.
This makes the building immediately recognizable as a police station. The open nature shows the tasks that the Police performs. It also signifies that the Police is at the center of society. The new building acts as a three-dimensional business card for the Police headquarters, with each transparent façade showing off the activity within.
The main entrance can be recognized at a glance by its prominent location, namely by the location of the overhang and the vertical height accent.