Drie Hofsteden

Drie Hofsteden



Kortrijk, Belgium


Police Drie Hofsteden

Project information

Public, Offices, Landscape


17.761 m²


Competition Design&Build


Abscis Architecten (design architect), VK Engineering, Kubiek, Groep Van Roey, Cofely Services

The new police station Drie Hofsteden is an anchor point within the neighbourhood, community and the city of Kortrijk. It acts as an open house.

Keeping the building within its urban context we tried to find a solution for a structure which could be adaptable and translates the community values. Using an open structure lends the possibility to define a higher flexibility for the interventions within the interior of the building. The building itself is repetitive in appearance yet different in the way the program is defined within the design.

To keep the overview and create informal meetings, clear communication and exchange between departments we introduced different patio’s to make anchor points within the new police station Drie Hofsteden. They help organize and connect the different departments which are situated on two separate floors.

Because of its location within a school campus site with a large park, we strengthened the link with the green campus. The new police station Drie Hofsteden is an open, communicative, yet discreet, functional and flexible anchor point within the community and the city of Kortrijk.