Project name: Brakel Police Station
Project location: Brakel, Belgium
Firm name: ORG Permanent Modernity
Jury comments: This new police station for an agricultural community in Belgium is inventive and irreverent; playful, not foreboding. Two structural elements interact: megabricks (think stone monoliths from antiquity) and atlantes (gargantuan human forms as columns). This project stands as a reminder that architecture can simultaneously be risky, provocative, lighthearted, and successful.
Client: Brakel-Horebeke-Maarkedal-Zwalm Police Departments
Consultants: Detrac; Sweco Belgium