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Hollenbeck Police Station: LA’s Men in Blue Go Green
Posted By Andrew Michler On August 11, 2010 @ 6:30 pm In Architecture,Los Angeles,Urban design | No Comments
The new Hollenbeck Community Police Station , LA’s largest police facility, provides the city with a memorable landmark that celebrates green building. The building’s high design principals have a practical application, showing an open face to the community while providing a level of sustainable building practices that earned the project a LEED Gold certification in addition to multiple awards . Architects AC Martin  achieved all of this while providing a secure work place for LA’s finest.
The striking exterior entrance addresses multiple needs at once. The station needed to provide a community presence, so the architects designed an illuminated and welcoming façade that represents the station as a positive and approachable organization. The translucent panels allow plenty of daylight  into the building without the accompanying heat buildup — thus saving a tremendous amount of energy. The façade  is also bullet proof, a necessary requirement in many of today’s public buildings , especially law enforcement facilities.
The entire 173,000 square-foot project, which also includes a parking garage and shop, achieved LEED Gold by using efficient equipment and light throughout the building topping it all off with a white roof. Particular attention to indoor air quality and water reduction was also observed. A substantial 80% reduction in waste materials was achieved during construction.
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