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Published on Feb 23, 2017
Palace of Justice Córdoba, Spain
Located in a residential area on the outskirts of Córdoba, the city’s new courthouse contains 26 courtrooms, a forensic institute and public services.
The neighbourhood comprises anonymous housing blocks with nondescript public spaces created by the area’s rapid urbanisation. With the smart integration of a striking design that recalls historic Córdoba and its Moorish influences in a contemporary way, the building adds appeal to its surroundings.
The design clearly structures the complex programme of functions, which become more private higher up the building. At the level of the square, the courthouse features an open ground floor that contains the most public sections such as courtrooms, marriage registry and restaurant. High security offices are situated off the upper courtyards and the archives and jail cells are found below ground level.