Project

Police Station, Brakel

The Brakel Police Station is the police headquarters for the town of Brakel (pop. 13,700), a largely agricultural community in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The building provides offices, training class rooms, and gathering facilities for 50 police officers, 2 detainment cells, and parking spaces for 25 security vehicles. By positioning the building carefully on the site, new outdoor spaces for private and public use were created including: parking and logistics under the building structure, a topographic landscape entry plaza, and an exterior stone patio. This modest public facility has a number of significant architectural features which account for its adoption as a significant landmark for the townspeople and local political establishment. The project has won awards internationally and is being published.  
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

Location
Brakel, Belgium

Client
Town of Brakel, Belgium

Year
2009 — 2016

Type
Built

Area
2500m2

Program
public, landscape

Team
Alexander D’Hooghe, Natalie Seys, Luk Peeters, Sanne Peeters, Wim François, Raf De Preter, Michiel De Potter, Steve Swiggers, Thomas Van Bouwel

Collaborators
SWECO

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