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Coolidge Police Station Model

Coolidge Police Station

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    • The 17,000 sf Police Station and Council Chambers is the first new municipal building for the city in over 30 years. It's location on the main street of Coolidge and its iconic form sets a new aesthetic for the community. Inspired by the nearby Casa Grande Ruins, a dramatic cantilevered roof form hovers over the simple rectangular volume and programs below. A resultant large, protective porch reinforces the "community based policing" philosophy that encourages citizens to visit the facility on a proactive basis. The plan is organized with an offset central corridor that unifies the various programs while allowing resultant clear span space for inherent flexibility over time. Durable and maintenance-free materials include pre-weathered galv-alume, integral color cmu, black granite and translucent glass. A gravel-pave parking lot is screened by a gently sloping earth berm that counters the large roof and is rendered diagonal gabion walls.
    • Studio Team
      Ramon Alvarez
      Douglas Brown
      Mike Flanders
      Mohenad Itayim
      John Kane
      Christopher Kelly
      Mike Martinez
      Matthew Pridemore
      Mark Roddy

      Project Team
      Owner: City of Coolidge
      Structural: Brickey Design Associates
      Mechanical/Electrical: Air-Zona Systems Engineering
      Civil: Southgate Associates
      Landscape: Philip Ryan
      Contractor: Walton Construction
      Photographer: Architekton, Winquist Photography
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