US City Unveils Design of $125m Public Safety Headquarters

9 May 2011 (Last Updated May 9th, 2011 18:30)

Salt Lake City in Utah, US, has unveiled the design for its $125m public safety headquarters. The new building, which will house the city's police and fire department headquarters, will feature an angular building design with a glass façade. The building will be net-zer

Salt Lake City in Utah, US, has unveiled the design for its $125m public safety headquarters.

The new building, which will house the city's police and fire department headquarters, will feature an angular building design with a glass façade.

The building will be net-zero, meaning it will produce as much energy as it consumes with the help of solar panels, rooftop plants, radiant heating and daylight-sensitive lights.

The first floor of the building will house a police and fire museum, community rooms and a records room for public access.

The green building has also been designed to withstand severe earthquakes.

Construction is slated to begin on 1 June 2011 and the building is scheduled to open in May 2013.