jueves, 21 de junio de 2012
miami police department building
address: 400 nw 2nd avenue, miami, united states
architects: lester pancoast, allan poms, bouterse fabregas
Miami´s Police Department headquarters employs Brutalist--inspired architecture to monumental effect. Much like its local counterpart, the Miami Beach City Hall, the building´s sculpted massing, with cutaway voids at the corners, reveals its structure as well as identifiable functional areas, and creates pools of shade on its ample terraces. The exterior walls mix banded areas of red clay title with exposed concrete, precast wall panels with an agregate finish, and precast panels with hooded openings for windows. On its west side, a parking garage facing I-95 repeats key details of the police station.
Allan T. Shulman, Randall C. Robinson Jr., James F. Donnelly