Enhancing Community Infrastructure: Flansburgh Team Tours 2 Projects on Cape Cod

March 15, 2024 |

The first destination was the new Provincetown Police Station. Flansburgh explored the history of Cape Cod architecture as it pertained to shingled and clapboard cottages with pitched roofs and gables. However, the Cape has also been a testing ground for modern architecture. The location of the station creates a focal point at a public access approach to the town conveying a rich blend of tradition and modern styles. The buildings juxtaposition of transparent and opaque surfaces is reflected in the Police Stations façade with glazed walls and the use of traditional materials such as cedar siding and roofing, creating a transparent and inviting facility. The stations tonal shifts and spacial depth evokes a Cape Cod-style building with a modern articulation situated on steel pilings creating a geometry with a marine coastal aesthetic that welcomes both residents and visitors and reflects the towns character.

The second stop on the tour was the ongoing Addition and Renovation of Nauset Regional High School Project. For close to half a century, the current campus has dutifully served the communities of Brewster, Eastham, Orleans, and Wellfleet. The proposed design strategy focuses on preserving the most commendable aspects of the existing campus while introducing new additions and enhancing outdoor spaces to cater to the evolving needs of future generations of learners, creators, and performers.

The renovation design for Nauset Regional High School aims to uphold the inherent sensibilities of its original 1972 construction while addressing contemporary safety standards, accessibility requirements, and ecological responsibilities. Through judicious placement of building additions and the incorporation of native and naturalized plantings within courtyards and the surrounding landscape, the project endeavors to retain and restore much of the existing building and landscape character.

These projects underscore Flansburgh’s commitment to enhancing community infrastructure while preserving the distinct character and heritage of Cape Cod.