Location
  • Durham, ON
Client
  • Regional Municipality of Durham
Completion
2015
Size
  • 6,810 sq m
  • 73,300 sq ft
DIALOG Services
  • Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Planning & Urban Design
  • Structural Engineering
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Perched on a slight rise and anchored on a prominent corner of the Clarington Police Complex, the building looks out over the community it serves. Phase I of the police complex resulted in the completion of two structures, including the East Division Building (EDB), the Forensic Investigation Facility (FIF), and the development of the site to accommodate future phases. Phase II, still in the planning stage, will add two more buildings to the site to further support Durham Region Police Service (DRPS). An emphasis on community building was a guiding principle throughout the project.
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Special Feature: The Courtyard

The EDB is arranged around a large inner courtyard, adjacent to the internal kitchen and lunch room, to provide private space for the police in a secure area. 
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Special Feature: The Courtyard01

The abundance of light streaming in through the courtyard also filters into the common work areas and offices, providing bright and healthy working conditions. 
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Additionally, a circulation corridor frames the inner courtyard, allowing staff in the building to view their coworkers across the space, a benefit to social interaction and security.