Jerusalem Courthouse, Israel Law Court Architecture, Image, Architect, Design

Jerusalem Court House

Legal Building in Israel – design by Chyutin Architects

8 Dec 2011

Jerusalem Court House Building


Architects: Chyutin Architects

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Jerusalem District Court House Building

The Urban Context

District Courthouse, Jerusalem

Competition – First prize

The courthouse in Jerusalem 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.

The court building is designed as a spatial composition in which a vertical rectangular prism, containing the judicial wing, penetrates into a horizontally laid-out prism, with a sloping upper face, housing the judiciary services and the foyer. The vertical prism is divided into two vertical slices, a broad one containing the courtrooms wing and a narrow one containing the judges’ chambers wing.

The building’s design as a simple, minimalistic composition, with each prism housing distinct activities, is in the modern architectural tradition that calls for form to follow function. The logic behind this principle is not merely formal; rather, its aim is to point to functional, technical and economic efficiency. The building is a result of a wining competition.

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Jerusalem Court House – Building Information

Architects: Chyutin Architects Ltd in collaboration with Shmaya Zarfati
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Client: Government
Team: Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin, Shmaya Zarfati, Jacques Dahan, Keren Angelman
Area: 50,000 sqm

Jerusalem Court House images / information from Chyutin Architects

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Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Israel Architecture

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Israeli Architecture

Another Israeli Court House building by Chyutin Architects on e-architect:

Haifa Court House Building
Haifa Court Building
photograph from architect
Haifa Court Building

Israeli Architects

Law Court Buildings

Recent Israeli Buildings designed by Chyutin Architects

BGU University Entrance Square & Art Gallery, southern Israel
BGU University Building
picture from architect
BGU University Art Gallery

Haifa University Student Center Building, north Israel
Haifa University Student Center
photograph : Amit Giron
Haifa University Student Center

Israeli Architecture – Selection

Umm el-Fahem Museum for Contemporary Art
Umm el-Fahem Museum for Contemporary Art Israel
image from architect

Peace Peres House Jaffa
Peace Peres House Israel
image : Archivio Fuksas

Rosso restaurant Israel
Rosso Restaurant Israel
photograph: Asaf Oren

Kuwaiti Court Complex

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