Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia – Portugal Law Courts

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Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia

Portugal Law Courts Building – design by Barbosa & Guimaraes, architects

17 Jun 2011

Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia

Law Courts in Gouveia

Design: Barbosa & Guimaraes

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photos : FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

Gouveia, door for entry to the Serra da Estrela, is going to be served by new Law Courts.

The land set aside for construction is located between the public gardens, at the end of the Rampa do Monte do Calvário, replacing an existing building.

Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia Law Courts in Gouveia Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia Law Courts in Gouveia
photos : José Campos, arqf architectural photography

The project takes advantage of the demolition of the existing building, which occupied the whole of the plot, to design a new Plaza, with a scale and dignity to receive the Law Courts.

In dialogue with the granite walls that define its surroundings, the Plaza takes on the form of a bottling of stone, upon which the Law Courts rest.

The building, set on four pillars, ensures transparency and connection between the two gardens that delimit it to the north and the south.

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photos : FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

The dignity and symbolism that a building like the Law Courts should always have is achieved at the cost of the monolithic and singular character that the volume of white concrete acquires, above all in the expression of its compact elevations, with empty spaces deeply «excavated», as if suspended over the Plaza. A staircase of generous proportions opening onto a patio honours access to the Court floor.

The lobby/foyer crosses longitudinally the entirety of the building, communicating directly with the garden to the north, establishing a relationship of closeness with the tops of the existing trees through a horizontal empty space.

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photos : FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

In the volume, the courtroom stands out, with a set of vertical skylights that subtly light the whole space.

The registrars services, which operate independently, are installed in the filled part of the building, open to an interior patio which communicates directly with the north garden.

The project foresees a public car park, hidden under the plaza, with access from the adjacent streets.

Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia Law Courts in Gouveia Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia Law Courts in Gouveia
photos : José Campos, arqf architectural photography

Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia – Building Information

PALÁCIO DE JUSTIÇA DE GOUVEIA 2002-11
FICHA TÉCNICA

Local: gouveia
Dono da obra: instituto de gestão financeira e infraestruturas da justiça

Concurso: 2002
Projecto: 2002-04
Obra: 2008-11

Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia Law Courts in Gouveia Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia Law Courts in Gouveia
photos : José Campos, arqf architectural photography

arquitectura: barbosa & guimarães josé antónio barbosa pedro lopes guimarães

colaboradores: miguel pimenta cristina chicau henrique dias josé marques luís monteiro paula fonseca susana machado teresa aroso raul andrade pablo rebelo

estabilidade e estruturas: alberto teixeira
instalações hidráulicas: luis veloso
instalações eléctricas: rga . paulo oliveira
instalações de rede de gás: rga . arnaldo monteiro
instalações de avac: rga . arnaldo monteiro

empresa construtora: josé coutinho s.a.
director de obra: rafael luzio

Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia Law Courts in Gouveia Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia Law Courts in Gouveia
photos : José Campos, arqf architectural photography

Photography: José Campos, arqf architectural photography
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Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia images / information from Barbosa & Guimaraes

Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia architect : Barbosa & Guimarães


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