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Mecanoo & Ayesa’s Palace of Justice Nears Completion in Córdoba

Mecanoo & Ayesa’s Palace of Justice Nears Completion in Córdoba
Mecanoo & Ayesa’s Palace of Justice Nears Completion in Córdoba, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

CBack in 2006, the team of Mecanoo and Ayesa placed first in an international competition with its winning proposal for a perforated courthouse in Córdoba, combining the area’s historical character with a modern twist. Now, after almost a decade, the Palace of Justice is set for completion later this year, having broken ground in 2015.

Inspired by Córdoba’s Moorish origins, the design balances a contemporary concrete mass with traditional exterior courtyard spaces; a reflection of the plan of the old city. These are faced by colored ceramic tiles, which break the façade’s uniformity.

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© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Programmatically, the courthouse creates ascending levels of privacy, with the open ground floor accommodating public courtrooms, marriage registry, and a restaurant. Below this level reside the archives and the jail cells, while high-security offices occupy the uppermost floors.

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

According to Mecanoo, the Palace of Justice will be completed mid-2017. In addition to these new images of the project, check out this intriguing video that offers a glimpse into the construction progress behind the courthouse.

News via: Mecanoo.

Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Spanish Palace of Justice

Correction: This article has been updated to include Ayesa as co-designers on the project.

Cite: Osman Bari. "Mecanoo & Ayesa’s Palace of Justice Nears Completion in Córdoba" 14 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/806738/mecanoos-palace-of-justice-nears-completion-in-cordoba/>
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Mecanoo为科尔多巴设计的司法宫即将完成