Police Headquarters of Charleroi and extension of Charleroi Danses

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Jean Nouvel and the mayor of Charleroi, Mr Paul Magnette, inaugurated November 14, 2014 the new Police Headquarters of the City of Charleroi designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and MDW architecture. This project was chosen in 2011 as the result of an international competition. Its goal is to create an pleasant image of the police while giving the city a new urban landmark. The basis of the work led to keeping and restoring the two wings of the existing old cavalry barracks and building a 75 meters high Tower on the site that was freed. This building merges into the urban landscape of the upper city and creates a dialogue with the City Hall belfry, becoming a new symbol on the city skyline. This verticality made it possible to create a wide public square open to the city. The users of the Police Headquarters and of Charleroi Danses and the visitors to the future Musée des Beaux Arts will increase the surprising diversity of the area in their comings and goings; they will meet in the new public square and eat in the new brasserie where police and dance will encounter each other.

STATUS Inaugurated in 2014
LOCATION Barracks Defeld, 6000 Charleroi, Belgium
ARCHITECTURAL TEAM Jean Nouvel - Ateliers Jean Nouvel
ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS MDW ARCHITECTURE (Xavier DE WIL, Marie MOIGNOT)
CLIENT City of Charleroi
GENERAL CONTRACTOR CFE-BPC  (BAGECI-DRUART-NIZET)
ARCHITECTS
PROJECT LEADER Julie PARMENTIER
Competition team: Sophie LAROMIGUIERE, Kirsi MARJAMAKI-MAS, Ludovic MAGNIFICO
Construction team: Kristof VAN DEN BERGH, Mélanie DOREMUS, Bernard DUPRAT, Anne TRABAND, Stacy EISENBERG
GRAPHICS Eugénie ROBERT
PERSPECTIVES Raphaël RENARD, Benoit PATTERLINI
COST ESTIMATOR BAGECI
ENGINEERS VK Engineering CFE MATRICIEL
CONTRACT TYPE Competition (August 2010). Winning project. Public-private partnership
PROGRAM
New Police Headquarters: 25 733 m²
Lobby: 850 m²
Charleroi City Centre Police Station: 1157 m²
Offices: 17 439 m²
Detention sector: 1048 m²
Logistics sector: 5239 m²
Car Parks: 11 873 m²v Charleroi danses Extension: 2330 m²
Foyer /Retail/Lobby: 721 m²
Studios: 840 m²
Housing for dansers: 135 m²
Other spaces: 634 m²
NET FLOOR AREA 28 063 m²
GROSS FLOOR AREA  41 575 m²