An open and transparent façade brings light and landscape into the building.

Mernda Police Station

  • Location: Mernda
  • Client: Victoria Police & Adco (D&C procurement)
  • Category: Community
  • Year: 2017
  • Photography: Chris Matterson

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country

Scale: 2,500m2
Value: $11m

Landscape: CDA

Located within a grove of protected river redgum trees on the top of a gentle hill, the 2-level building is expressed as a series of simple forms clad in weathering steel to reflect the semi-rural nature of the surrounding area. Public zones are clearly articulated externally for ease of access for the public, whilst maintaining all the strict security and safety considerations for Victoria Police.

Conceptually the building is a citadel on the hill, open and welcoming while also protecting the people of the area.

Existing mature Red Gum were protected