Police Station
Location: Paris, France
Area: 8000 m²
Features: Monolith colored reinforced concrete
Client: Ministry of Internal Affairs
Author: Manuel Nunez Yanowsky
Date and phase: Project and construction 1985-1988

The Hotel de Police (Police Station) is located in the 12th area centre, at the corner of Rambouillet Street and Daumesnil Avenue. For this building the architect wanted to renew traditional Parisian construction. The groundfloor and six levels of the building have a common shape along the street and classical forms, typical for Haussmanniene Parisian architecture of the second half of XIX century.

It is crowned with a Michelangelo’ s sculpture “The Slave” which is copied 15 times.  Application of the sculpture method has not only ideological, but also aesthetical role – it serves a rich decorative feature, giving to the ordinary building an instant identity.

Inside the building, there is the Police station office on the ground floor and 37 housing units distributed on the different levels.  The construction method used is traditional. Cornices have been precast and the sculpture have been extended (6m) from the original.