The compelling aim for this project was to humanise the experience of the justice system, one that is often alienating and exacerbated by typically confronting civic architecture. Simultaneously, was the desire to contribute to and enrich the city’s public realm. The design responded to complex functional requirements – particularly the need to accommodate both Magistrates and District Courts with different operational processes – and its location, at the end of the city’s main civic axis. The key concept was to ‘erode’ the site, forming a significant new public space rather than a building frontage to the axis. A sequence of circulation spaces was wrapped and engaged around this. The collaboration with artists to enrich the spatial experiences and impart cultural relevance and meaning was crucial.
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FDG Stanley Award for Public Architecture, AIA QLD 2010
GHM Addison Award for Interior Architecture, AIA QLD 2010
State Award for Art & Architecture, AIA QLD 2010