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Law Courts buildings

post updated 19 February 2022

Law Courts

e-architect have 1 main page of Law Courts selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages. Our 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

22 Jan 2013
New Law Courts of Caen, north west France
Design: BE Hauvette Paris and Atelier d’Architecture Pierre Champenois
Caen Law Court Buildings
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New Law Courts of Caen
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.

added 17 Dec 2012
LCV Law Court Offices Venice, Italy
Design: C+S Associati
Law Court Offices Venice
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LCV Law Court Offices Venice
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.

31 May 2012
Taunton Trial Court, MA, USA
Design: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Taunton Trial Court US District Courthouse
photo : © Anton Grassl / Esto
US District Courthouse Taunton
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

8 Dec 2011
Jerusalem District Courthouse, Israel
Design: 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.

14 Feb 2011
Haifa Court House Building, Israel
Design: Chyutin Architects
Haifa Law Court Buildings
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
Design: AGi architects
Al-Farwania & Al-Jahra Court Complex Kuwait
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Kuwaiti Court Complex

Alpine Courthouse, Texas, USA
Design: PageSoutherlandPage
Alpine Courthouse Building
photo : Chris Cooper
Alpine Courthouse

Antwerp Law Courts Building, Belgium
Design: Richard Rogers Partnership (renamed RSHP)
Antwerp Law Courts Building
image from ArcelorMittal
Antwerp Law Courts

Belgium Court of Justice, Hasselt, Belgium
Design: Jürgen Mayer H
Belgium Law Court Buildings
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Belgium court building

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court Building, England, UK
Design: Denton Corker Marshall
Birmingham Magistrates Court Building
Denton Corker Marshall
Birmingham Magistrates Court

Bronx County Hall of Justice, NY, USA
Design: Raphael Vinoly Architects
Bronx County Hall of Justice - Law Court Buildings
image from Rafael Viñoly Architects
Bronx County Hall of Justice, New York

City of Justice, Barcelona, Spain
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
City of Justice Spain - Law Court Buildings
photograph : Christian Richters
City of Justice Barcelona

Civil Courts of Justice, Madrid, Spain
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Madrid Civil Courts of Justice
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Madrid Civil Courts of Justice

Cour de Justice, Luxembourg
Design: Dominique Perrault
Cour de Justice Luxembourg
picture from architect
Cour de Justice Luxembourg

Manchester Civil Justice Centre, England, UK
Design: Denton Corker Marshall
Manchester Law Court Buildings
picture from architect
Manchester Law Courts

Miami Courthouse, Florida, USA
Design: Arquitectonica + HOK
Miami Courthouse Building
photograph © Robin Hill
Miami Courthouse

Palace of Justice, Cordoba, Spain, western Europe
Design: Francine Houben / Mecanoo Architects
Palace of Justice Cordoba - Law Court Buildings
image from Mecanoo
Palace of Justice Cordoba Building

Supreme Court building, Iceland
Design: 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
Date built: 2007
Design: Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners with VK Studio, Architects
Client: Regie der Gerouwen, RIBA European Award 2007

Barcelona & Hospitalet del Llobregat Law Courts, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
Date: 2002-
David Chipperfield Architects
aka Palace of Justice

Bordeaux Law Courts building, south west France
Date built: 1998
Richard Rogers Partnership

European Court of Human Rights building, Strasbourg, eastern France

Richard Rogers Partnership

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA
Date built: 1988
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects

John Jay College of Criminal justice Renewal, New York, USA
Date: 2007-

Palace of Justice building, Salerno, southern Italy

David Chipperfield Architects

Supreme Law Court of Singapore building, Singapore
Date built: 2006
Foster + Partners

US Courthouse Annex building, 500 Pearl St, New York, USA
Date built: 1995

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

Buildings / photos for the Contemporary Law Court Architecture page welcome