Toward a Community-Centered Police Station
Columbia University | GSAPP
critic Jeanne Gang
The project embodies ideas of equality, trust and security by creating diverse grounds and spaces with the “column structure”. Heterogeneous, non-scripted space of the landscape and parks provide opportunities for playful and free decision making. The project is about exploring how this sets the stage for better more normalized relations between police and community.
Suggested reforms to policing have recommended that cities focus more on to serve the well-being of understanding of the issues that impacting residents including. Therefore, the building contains third program that is rehabilitation center. The project aims to make police work more as a social service. The rehabilitation center provides family support services, advocacy services, domestic violence and mental health services.
The materials that have been used are wood and concrete. The more public spaces are wooden structures and the more public ones are concrete. In different parts of the building these two materials are colliding. The roof merges the three programs by creating common top for the column forest and people.