The City of Cincinnati commissioned emersion DESIGN as part of a design/build team to design and construct the District 3 Police Station Headquarters. This new 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, located on the City’s west side, will allow 200 of Cincinnati's finest to better respond to citizens' needs in the 14 western neighborhoods of District 3. Additionally, this headquarters is on track to become the first free standing Net-Zero-Energy police station in the country. Working with the police staff, neighborhood committees, and city planners, aggressive goals were set to reduce life-cycle cost of the building while maintaining function for police activities, security for occupants, and an aesthetically appealing design within the community.
The project acts as a catalyst for appropriate means to integrate both environmental and community sustainability. Paying particular attention to notable existing buildings in the 14 District 3 neighborhoods, features from each were transformed to create a city building that meshes into the fabric of the existing community. Community engagement, through neighborhood committees, factored into the design process as well as public art within the building and on the surrounding site.
Net Zero Energy
LEED Platinum pending
1 Percent Art Program
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
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