Rafael Viñoly Architects to Design NYPD Stationhouse
The 121st Police Precinct stationhouse is scheduled to be the first LEED-rated police facility in New York City.
Nicholas Tamarin -- Interior Design, 5/27/2008 12:00:00 AM
The boys in blue will be a little greener now that the Art Commission of the City of New York has approved Rafael Viñoly Architects' design for what will likely be the first LEED-rated police facility in New York.
The 121st Police Precinct Stationhouse in Staten Island will span nearly 49,000 square feet, and will seek LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's PlaNYC 2030 sustainable design initiative.
The firm’s concept is a linear structure that makes the site’s irregular landscape more welcoming, with 90-foot cantilevered canopies that extend over the entrance’s wide concrete steps toward the street. The stationhouse will include work areas, holding cells, on-site outdoor parking for 108 cars, and its own vehicle fueling station.
Fred Wilmers, who headed Rafael Viñoly’s design team for the recently opened Bronx County Hall of Justice, is also project director for the stationhouse, which is slated to break ground next March.
A rendering of the 121st Police Precinct Stationhouse in Staten Island.
Rendering courtesy ofRafael Viñoly Architects