APD / Antwerp Police Department

In the heart of Oud-Berchem, a neighborhood of Antwerp, Belgium – on the crossroad of two important axis – Statiestraat and Victor Jacobslei – the city is investing in a new police station. The outline of the project’s brief was intriguing at first: to design a facility for the police department of Antwerp that would be able, in time, to become a residential building. The idea of isolating the main volume away from its neighbours is as much a desire to break out from the historical scenery as it is to emancipate its purpose as a potential transgender building.