Architecture

BIG designs green-roofed police station for the Bronx

According to BIG, its 40th Precinct Station will be the first NYPD station with a green roof
According to BIG, its 40th Precinct Station will be the first NYPD station with a green roof
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The 40th Precinct Station comprises a series of stacked block-like volumes
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The 40th Precinct Station comprises a series of stacked block-like volumes
The police station will be located in Bronx's Melrose neighborhood
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The police station will be located in Bronx's Melrose neighborhood
According to BIG, its 40th Precinct Station will be the first NYPD station with a green roof
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According to BIG, its 40th Precinct Station will be the first NYPD station with a green roof
Its facade features sandblasted concrete panels and polished concrete
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Its facade features sandblasted concrete panels and polished concrete
Angled panels surround the windows and perforated metal conceals equipment while still allowing airflow
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Angled panels surround the windows and perforated metal conceals equipment while still allowing airflow
The station will be laid out to encourage interaction with the community, including a community meeting room with its own street-level entrance
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The station will be laid out to encourage interaction with the community, including a community meeting room with its own street-level entrance
The expected completion date has not yet been revealed
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The expected completion date has not yet been revealed
The police station will feature a community meeting room with its own street-level entrance
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The police station will feature a community meeting room with its own street-level entrance
The interior features an exercise courtyard and training areas that include a climbing wall, to encourage the cops to exercise and reduce stress
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The interior features an exercise courtyard and training areas that include a climbing wall, to encourage the cops to exercise and reduce stress

Denmark's prolific architecture firm BIG has been hired by the New York City Department of Design and Construction to create a new police station in the Bronx's Melrose neighborhood. The 40th Precinct Station will sport a green roof and is planned for LEED Silver certification.

Featuring a muscular and slightly futuristic-looking design, the 40th Precinct Station will comprise a series of stacked rectangular volumes organized around a central atrium. The building will be fronted by sandblasted concrete panels and polished concrete. Perforated metal panels will conceal equipment while still allowing airflow, and angled panels will surround the windows.

Inside, the building will comprise a total floorspace of 4,180 sq m (44,993 sq ft). BIG is keen to promote the station's interaction with the citizenry, and it will feature a community meeting room with its own street-level entrance. The interior will also boast an exercise courtyard and training facilities, including a climbing wall.

The station will be laid out to encourage interaction with the community, including a community meeting room with its own street-level entrance
The station will be laid out to encourage interaction with the community, including a community meeting room with its own street-level entrance

According to BIG, the 40th Precinct Station will be the first NYPD station with a green roof, and the firm aims for it to surpass LEED Silver (a green building standard) requirements, though we've no details on any further sustainable features at this early stage. The expected completion date has also not yet been revealed.

Source: BIG

3 comments
Robt
"BIG is keen to promote the station's interaction with the citizenry" This overbearing series of boxes will encourage no such thing.
TimBambrough
This new police station will cost over $1,000,000. As most police departments in NYC are old and need replacement I think this project is to high of a cost to tax payers. I hope they let the public speak about this type of money being spent.
noteugene
And besides all that the roof should be blue. Can't the city planners get anything right?
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