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BIG designs the new police station in Bronx, USA

United States Architecture News - Feb 1, 2016 - 23:32   7136 views

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Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has revealed the new design of police station in Bronx, USA. The project is 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.

BIG explains that from the outside, the  40th Precinct resembles a stack of bricks, referencing the rusticated bases of early NYC Police Stations. The building also expresses the city's commitment to environmental responsibility. The project will be the first NYPD station with a green roof- using non-reflective materials such as sandblasted concrete to optimize the building's energy performance-surpassing the requirements necessary for LEED Silver Certification.

On the interior, the station is enhanced with amenities that encourage dialogue with the community while providing spaces for officers to reduce stress and promote physical activity. This includes the addition of an exercise courtyard with training areas and a climbing wall. The 40th Precinct will also house a brand new piece of city program: the first ever community meeting room in a precinct. 

With its own street-level entrance, the multipurpose space will contain information kiosks and areas to hold classes and events, encouraging civic engagement with the precinct. Service meets accessibility to create a new kind of police station that caters to the needs of 'New York's Finest' and their community.

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Project Facts

Type: Commission

Client: NYC Department of Design  and Construction

Size: 4180 m2

Location: Bronx, NY, USA

Status: in progess

Collaborators: Silman, Cosentini, Dack, Tillotson, Starr Whitehouse, Philip Habib, Carlin Simpson & Associates, The Friday Group, Cerami, CCI, Urban Arborists, The Facade Group, Prime Engineering. 

Partners-in-charge: Bjarke Ingels, Beat Schenk, Daniel Sundlin, Thomas Christoffersen

Project leaders: Liz McDonald, Sören Grünert

Project architect: Aran Coakley

Team: Adam Sheraden, David Sharratt, Hsiao Rou Huang, Jacob Waas, Jennifer Ng, Kelli Reinhardt, Ku Hung Chung, Liyang Zhang, Peter Lee, Phillip MacDougall.

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