Politiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw

Politiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw - FacadePolitiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw - Table, Chair, Lighting, BeamPolitiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw - Facade, HandrailPolitiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw - Door, Windows, Chair, FacadePolitiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw - More Images+ 8

  • Architects: Bovenbouw
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2480
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Filip Dujardin
Politiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw - Facade
© Filip Dujardin

Text description provided by the architects. The police station designed for the municipality of Schoten is a study in informality and approachability. It begins at the urban design level. Instead of highhandedly appropriating its spot, the police station places itself at the service of public space. The L-shaped building is pushed back to the rearmost edge of the large plot available and helps to define a new square.

Politiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw - Beam
© Filip Dujardin

When you enter the building, you walk into a space dominated by two atria, visually linked to each other. One is accesible to the public and contains an open reception desk, the other is in use as a staff canteen. The athmosphere of openness is further enhanced by a footbridge visible to visitors and numerous views through to workplaces.

Politiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw - Table, Chair, Lighting, Beam
© Filip Dujardin

The choice of materials also helps to create informality. High-grade materials have been avoided, everything has been built from concrete blocks and wood. A saving has also been made on technical installation: the ambient condition indoors are regulated via natural ventilation.

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Address:Schoten, Belgium

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Cite: "Politiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw" 22 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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