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Frederiksberg Courthouse wins a RIBA International Award 2013 in Denmark by 3XN

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Article source: 3XN

Image Courtesy © 3XN

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Project: Frederiksberg Courthouse wins a RIBA International Award 2013
  • Location: Denmark

City of Justice in Almería, Spain by Arquitectos Ayala

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Article source: Arquitectos Ayala

For this public tendering process, announced by the Junta de Andalucía (Andalusian regional government) we used the experience gained both in Erfurt (Germany) and in Málaga. We obtained the first price. After four years of meetings, changes of plans, etc. the execution project was finally formalized. Fortunately, the spirit of the project was preserved and, therefore, the main ideas of the contest’s preliminary project were maintained. As a result, the building was the original one from the point of view of architecture and town planning.

Image courtesy Arquitectos Ayala 

  • Architects: Arquitectos Ayala
  • Project: City of Justice in Almería
  • Location: Almería, Spain

Tudela Courts in Navarra, Spain by Otxotorena Arquitectos

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Otxotorena Arquitectos

The building occupies a singular geometry plot, the available space has the form of an almost equilateral triangle whose facades give urban roads of different character. On one side is the Avenue of Merindades that is the only way that surrounds the building and therefore must accommodate the road access, the building also offers street facade of The Almoceda having pedestrian nature, while its third façade overlooking the park leading down to the shore of Queiles.

Image Courtesy © Rubén Pérez Bescós 

  • Architects: Otxotorena Arquitectos
  • Project: Tudela Courts
  • Location: Tudela, Navarra, Spain
  • Photography: Rubén Pérez Bescós & José Manuel Cutillas
  • Architect and construction management: Juan M. Otxotorena, Mariano González Presencio, José Javier Esparza
  • Collaborators architects: Miren Pérez, Maialen Avizanda
  • Quantity surveyors: Isabelino Río
  • Facilities engineering: AM ingenieros
  • Promoter: Navarre Gobernment
  • Construction company: OHL
  • Construction area: 7.465,20 m2  
  • Date2010

New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles by HMC Architects and Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Article source: HMC Architects and Brooks + Scarpa Architects

The McCarthy/HMC and Brooks + Scarpa Architects team has released their proposal for the Design Excellence/design-build competition for new United States courthouse in Los Angeles. The contractor lead design/build team was selected to compete thru the General Services Administration two-stage Design Excellence Program. The approximately 550,000 sq. ft. high-rise building located at 1st and Hill Street is designed to accommodate a future 175,000 sq. ft. federal office building. The proposed 320 foot tall structure will be certified LEED Platinum and will save nearly 2 million gallons of water per year.

Image Courtesy HMC Architects and Brooks + Scarpa Architects

  • Architects: HMC Architects and Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Project: New United States Courthouse
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Project Team: General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • John McRitchie: Principal-In-Charge, McCarthy
  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa and HMC Architects
  • Co-Lead Designers: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA and Kate Diamond, FAIA
  • Landscape: The Olin Partnership
  • Civil: Psomas
  • Structural: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Blast: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Curtainwall: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Fire, Life Safety: Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. (Fire, Life Safety)
  • MEP: WSP Flack + Kurtz
  • Sustainability: WSP Built Ecology
  • Acoustic/Security: Waveguide
  • Vertical Transportation: The Schachinger Group
  • Software used: Rhino & Revit

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Slit Court – a hidden potentiality of an inner court in Fushimi, Kyoto by EASTERN design office.,Inc.

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Article source: EASTERN design office.,Inc.

The essence of this architecture lies in an inner court.

The site is at Sumizome, Fushimi, Kyoto.  It is a small town with a long and distinguished history, situated south of Tofukuji temple. Facing to south, the building is built on a gentle slope.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

It is a collective housing of five stories. Two tenants occupy the front and back side of the first floor. There are four units on the second to fourth floor and two units on the fifth floor.

House of Justice, civic centre in Mestia, Georgia by J. MAYER H.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects

The House of Justice serves as a two storey civic centre for the people of Mestia, a village with a strong cultural heritage. Its concrete structure frames the spectacular landscape of the Caucasian Mountains. The building is part of an ensemble of new public buildings around the main central public plaza.

Image Courtesy Beka Pkhakadze

  • Architects: J. MAYER H.
  • Project: HJM – House of Justice, civic centre
  • Location: Mestia, Georgia
  • Project Team:  Juergen Mayer H., Jesko M. Johnsson-Zahn, Danny te Kloese, Hugo Reis (more…)

The International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands by Wiel Arets Architects

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

The organizational and volumetric shape of the ICC responds to the unique programmatic demands so as to produce a strong public presence and recognition value. An apparent contradiction – an enigmatic building shell in which all people and information are completely secure – must be realized.

The International Criminal Court

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Project: The International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Project Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Jos Beekhuijzen, Bruno Ebersbach, Gwendolyn Kerschbaumer, Rob Willemse
  • Collaborators: Tobias Gehrke, Julius Klatte, Miguel Valerio, Jochem Homminga
  • Date of Design: 2008 – 2009
  • Models: Made by Mistake
  • Consultants: ABT Adviseurs in Bouwtechniek bv, Boshuizen Bouwadvies bv, Cauberg – Huygen Raadgevende Ingenieurs bv, Huygen Installatieadviseurs bv
  • Software used: Drawn using Vectorworks and renderings are created using Photoshop

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Haifa Courthouse in Israel by Chyutin Architects

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

The Urban Context: Haifa is the main northern city of Israel, situated on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, on the slops of Mount Carmel. The building site is located at Haifa’s downtown area, between two roads that define its boundary. The lower avenue serves as a main city thoroughfare, linking the city of Haifa to the northern part of Israel. The topographical situation is unique as the topographical soaring of Mount Carmel begins at the site’s longitude parallel. As a result, the building’s positioning is “double faced,” i.e., one side facing the mountain and the other facing the sea. The structure has two public entrances. The main entrance leads from the urban square in the west directly to the upper entrance level. The secondary entrance from the urban square on the eastern side of the structure leads to the lower entrance level. The building’s entrance square from the west is a meeting point of main urban pedestrian routes.

Haifa Courthouse by Chutin Architects

Haifa Courthouse by Chutin Architects

  • Architects: Chyutin Architects Ltd.
  • Location: Haifa, Israel
  • Building’s designation: District, Magistrate’s, Foreclosure, raffic, Juvenile and labor courts.
  • Number of courtrooms: 73
  • Number of judges’ chambers: 100
  • Construction building area: 90,000 sq.m., of which 40,000 sq.m. Parking facilities.
  • Site area: 10,000 sq.m.
  • Building Budget: $ 115,000,000

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