Royal Dutch Military Police Amsterdam: KMAR

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Royal Dutch Military Police Complex : KMAR Building Amsterdam

KMAR Building, Holland – design by Zvi Hecker Architects

22 Apr 2008

KMAR Amsterdam

Location: Royal Marechaussee, Marine Barracks, centre of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005-
Design: Zvi Hecker Architekt

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Photographer: Michael Krüger
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General view:
KMAR Amsterdam design

KMAR Amsterdam architect : Zvi Hecker

Actual KMAR Amsterdam (completed building) design by Wansleben Architekten

The Corps de Maréchaussée was created by King William I to replace the French Gendarmerie on October 26, 1814. The word gendarmerie had gained a negative connotation, so William called the new force “marechaussée” (he forgot the first acute accent in the document). Maréchaussée is an alternate French word for gendarmerie. At that time, the Marechaussee was a part of the army (landmacht). The Marechaussee was tasked with maintaining public order, law enforcement, and safeguarding the main roads. Although not specifically mentioned, this included police duties for the army. As such, the Marechaussee was part of the national police (rijkspolitie).
Source: Wikipedia

Location:Royal Marechaussee, Amsterdam