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Major Legal Architecture from around the World – Courthouse Designs

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We have 1 main page of Law Courts selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages. We aim to select interesting design-led legal buildings.

We cover completed Courtrooms and Courts Buildings, new building designs and competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary buildings but information on traditional legal buildings is also welcome.

Law Court Building – Latest Designs

New Law Courts of Caen, north west France
Design: BE Hauvette Paris and Atelier d’Architecture Pierre Champenois
Caen Law Courts
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New Law Courts of Caen – 22 Jan 2013
Concerning urbanistic planning, the law courts of Caen redefines a new domain in the centre of the City. The design of BE Hauvette Paris and Atelier d’Architecture Pierre Champenois for this public building was recently presented to the public. It comes with a quadratic shape which comprises several duties and responsibilities: The cube underlines by its form the importance of jurisdiction by the means of architecture.

LCV Law Court Offices Venice, Italy
C+S Associati
Law Court Offices Venice
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LCV Law Court Offices Venice – added 17 Dec 2012
The project is a winning entry of an international competition. The building is a graft in the complexity of the Venetian urban system facing Piazzale Roma, the car-entrance space to the city of Venice. At the same time it becomes the ‘infrastructure’ which brings an existing 19th century complex factory (Ex-Manifattura Tabacchi) to a contemporary use: in fact it houses the the technological systems serving the whole.

Taunton Trial Court, MA, USA
Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Taunton Trial Court US District Courthouse
photo : © Anton Grassl / Esto

US District Courthouse Taunton – 31 May 2012
Leers Weinzapfel Associates’ Taunton Trial Court in Taunton, MA, is the recipient of a 2012 American Institute of Architecture/Academy of Architecture for Justice (AIA/AAJ) Justice Facilities Review (JFR) Program Award of Excellence Merit, an accolade it also received in 2008 for its US District Courthouse in Orlando.

Law Court Buildings – Recent Designs

Jerusalem District Courthouse, Israel
Chyutin Architects
Jerusalem Court House Building
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Jerusalem Courthouse
The courthouse building is located on a newly designed main public square in the city center of Jerusalem. The building houses all the judiciary levels except the Supreme Court, and contains 113 courtrooms and 135 judges’ chambers. The design of the court building connects and bridges among the host of diverse design languages of the buildings around it while creating a distinctive language of its own.

Haifa Court House Building, Israel
Chyutin Architects
Haifa Court Building
photograph from architect

Haifa Court Building
The main concept pertaining to the functional plan of this Law Courts building is expressed in the systematic approach, which regards the structure as a “law factory.” The functional effectiveness surpasses considerations related to prestige or status.

Law Court Buildings

Key Law Courts Building Developments / Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Al-Farwania & Al-Jahra Court, Kuwait
AGi architects
Al-Farwania & Al-Jahra Court Complex Kuwait
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Kuwaiti Court Complex
Alpine Courthouse, Texas, USA
Alpine Courthouse Building
photo : Chris Cooper

Alpine Courthouse
Antwerp Law Courts Building, Belgium
Richard Rogers Partnership
Antwerp Law Courts Building
image from ArcelorMittal

Antwerp Law Courts
Belgium Court of Justice, Hasselt, Belgium
Jürgen Mayer H
Belgium court building
picture from architect

Belgium court building
Birmingham Magistrates’ Court Building, England
Denton Corker Marshall
Birmingham Magistrates Court Building
Denton Corker Marshall

Birmingham Magistrates Court
Bronx County Hall of Justice, NY, USA
Raphael Vinoly
Bronx County Hall of Justice
image from Rafael Viñoly Architects

Bronx County Hall of Justice, New York
City of Justice, Barcelona, Spain
David Chipperfield Architects
City of Justice Spain
photograph : Christian Richters

City of Justice Barcelona
Civil Courts of Justice, Madrid, Spain
Zaha Hadid Architects
Madrid Civil Courts of Justice
picture from architect

Madrid Civil Courts of Justice
Cour de Justice, Luxembourg
Dominique Perrault
Cour de Justice Luxembourg
picture from architect

Cour de Justice Luxembourg
Manchester Civil Justice Centre, England
Denton Corker Marshall
Manchester Law Courts Building
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Manchester Law Courts
Miami Courthouse, Florida, USA
Arquitectonica + HOK
Miami Courthouse Building
photograph © Robin Hill

Miami Courthouse
Palace of Justice, Cordoba, Spain
Francine Houben / Mecanoo Architects
Palace of Justice Cordoba
image from Mecanoo

Palace of Justice Cordoba Building
Supreme Court building, Iceland
Studio Granda
Supreme Court Iceland
photo : Sigurgeir Sigurjonsson

Supreme Court Iceland

More Law Courts Building projects online soon

Law Courts Architecture – no images

Antwerp Law Courts, Antwerp, Belgium
Design: Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners with VK Studio, Architects
Client: Regie der Gerouwen, RIBA European Award 2007

Barcelona & Hospitalet del Llobregat Law Courts, Barcelona, Spain
David Chipperfield Architects
aka Palace of Justice

Bordeaux Law Courts building, France
Richard Rogers Partnership

European Court of Human Rights building, Strasbourg, France

Richard Rogers Partnership

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA
Rafael Vinoly Architects

John Jay College of Criminal justice, New York, USA

Palace of Justice building, Salerno, Italy

David Chipperfield Architects

Supreme Law Court of Singapore building, Singapore
Foster + Partners

US Courthouse Annex building, 500 Pearl St, New York, USA

American Court Buildings
Taunton Trial Court US District Courthouse
photo : © Anton Grassl / Esto

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