A new modern service building was built for the Bavarian State Police in Passau. This building unites the offices previously distributed throughout the city in one common building. Thus, a complex spatial program with high demands on use had to be considered, which, in addition to office spaces, includes various training rooms, a shooting range, evidence vaults, a detention cell area, and a car workshop.
The building is a six-story, almost square front building with a rectangular three-story building wing attached to the west. Adjacent to the service building to the east is a parking garage with a separate canteen area and a large drive-on courtyard ceiling, which was also planned to allow for fire trucks.
The building is designed as a jointless concrete structure with mostly point-supported reinforced concrete flat slabs and has large areas with exposed concrete requirement. Due to the complex conditions of the spatial program, two complex primary support interception levels had to be introduced in the building's supporting structure. Load-bearing reinforced concrete parapets are arranged along the façades, which help to minimize the required ceiling reinforcement and ceiling deformations. As a special design feature, the façade columns were designed as very slender sharp-edged prefabricated exposed concrete elements that, in addition to their load-bearing function, also have functional connection rails for concrete, masonry, and plasterboard walls.
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