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Judicial Centre in Debrecen / Koller Studio

  • 01:00 - 11 September, 2011
Judicial Centre in Debrecen / Koller Studio
Judicial Centre in Debrecen / Koller Studio, Courtesy of  koller studio
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Debrecen, Hungary
  • Project Team

    József Koller, László Csatai, László Pethő, László Földes
  • Client

    County Court of Hajdú-Bihar and Supreme Prosecutor of Debrecen
  • Area

    6035.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of koller studio

From the architect. The task was the placement and the planning of the High Court of Justice, the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office and the Town Court in the heart of Debrecen, a civic city with 1000-year history. The planning was preceded by a national tender which fit the build-in of the entire Révész-square block to its new program.

Courtesy of  koller studio
Courtesy of koller studio

From several points it is an especially ungrateful task to set up a new building on the above mentioned fractured area, especially as the first element of a large-scale reconstructing. The most conspicuous characteristic of the building is its blackness, the sides of the inclusive prism look as if they have been carved with a blade. The building does not exit its bordering flats staying inside its own limits. The appropriate knowledge of one’s limits and compliance with them, a behavior without trespass as the predominant guiding principle, suits the formation of a judicial centre.

Courtesy of  koller studio
Courtesy of koller studio

The brick surfaces are invigorated by the delicate play of light and the shadow effects of the rhythmically recurring hatchways of the upper lantern-lights. This living texture is randomly cut up by the inserted shorter longer red limestone strips. The light glints the mat mass of the brick on the polished stone, giving a quite dynamic horizontal cut to the facade.

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joseph n. biondo · September 14, 2011

Quite the opposite. Great design is about thoughtful and careful detailing -this building is filled with that.

andrea bentivegna · September 12, 2011

un interessante tribunale dall&#39 Ungheria http://t.co/2RIZYNf

Nicholas Patten · September 12, 2011

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Dennis Moss Jnr · September 12, 2011

what a depressing building!

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