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.