AD Round Up: Public Facilities Part VIII

Five great projects from 2009 for our 8th selection of previously featured public facilities, including a winner of our Building of the Year Award from 2009! Check them all after the break.

Community centre Herstedlund / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Community Centre Herstedlund provides the framework for joint activities for a new residential area, housing approximately 600 families. The site plan, designed by Juul & Frost, is based on the idea of “the forest and the glades”. We elaborated on this theme as we designed the building as a large stylized tree at the edge of a glade (read more…)

Seckach Town Hall / Ecker Architekten The project is the result of an invited competition. In the context of two historically protected buildings, the useable area of the existing city hall was to be doubled. The demolition of modifications from the 1950’s and 70’s and restores the historic structures to their former proportion (read more…)

SUM La Candida / Adamo-Faiden A small pavilion built on top of an existing plate, housing 2 programs: dressings rooms and a multi purpose room. Both determine the volume of the construction, presented as a dark piece, reflecting on all its perimeter (read more…)

Zamet Centre / 3LHD Situated in Rijeka’s quarter Zamet, the new Zamet Centre in complete size of 16830 m2 hosts various facilities: sports hall with max 2380 seats, local community offices, library, 13 retail and service spaces and a garage with 250 parking spaces (read more…)

Manchester Civil Justice Centre / Denton Corker Marshall An international competition-winning design for the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice in the North West of England, the biggest court complex to be built in the UK since the Royal Courts of Justice in the 19th century. The building provides accommodation of around 34,000 sqm on 15 levels. It houses 47 courtrooms, 75 consultation rooms, in addition to office and support space (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Public Facilities Part VIII" 05 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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