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Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law / Architectus + Guymer Bailey Architects

  • 01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law / Architectus + Guymer Bailey Architects
Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law / Architectus + Guymer Bailey Architects, Courtesy of Architectus
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Queensland, Australia
  • Design Director

    John Hockings
  • Project Director

    John Grealy
  • Project Architect

    Henry Hancock
  • Architectus Team

    Ashley Beckett, Juan Benavides, Kelly Burke, Mark Burrowes, Stacey Carroll, Nadia Casati, Kalene Cassie, Stephen Chandler, Sam Charles-Ginn, Lindsay Clare, Patrick Clifford, Craig Earley, Kirstie Galloway, Katia Gard, Adrian Hanby, Juliana Hannah, Glen Hartman, Matthew Herzig, Brett Hinze, Mark Hogan, Andrew Jones, Georgia Kirkwood, Quelia Kleemann, Klara Kormendy, Min Kyu Lim, Stephen Long, Ashneel Maharaj, Cherissa McCaughey, Bill Mcllwraith, Fedor Medek, Anya Meng, Simon Moisey, Melinda Morrison, Angus Munro, Jessica O'Shea, Robert Ousey, Rohan Patil, Kurt Piccardi, Michael Ray, Kirk Smith, Ray Smith, Richard Stone, Erik Sziraki, Janina Thieme, Anna van Hecs, Keith Ward, Mark Wilde, Erin Wheatley
  • Guymer Bailey Team

    Ralph Bailey, Phil Jackson, Nick Josephsen, Anthony McKibben, Angela Morton, Christina Renger, David Toussaint, Joel Sim
  • Managing Contractor

    Lend Lease
  • Area

    64000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
Courtesy of Architectus
Courtesy of Architectus

Text description provided by the architects. The Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law by Architectus and Guymer Bailey Architects successfully creates a legal precinct unique in Australia. The design reimagines the western end of Brisbane’s George Street, completing one of nation’s most important Colonial civic axes with a major new public square for the city.

Courtesy of Architectus
Courtesy of Architectus

The project makes a radical departure from traditional court design, providing open, accessible and transparent spaces designed to express values at the heart of our democratic way of life including fairness and openness. By co-locating the Supreme Court and District Court the complex heralds a new era of justice with greatly enhanced facilities for victims of crime, witnesses, jurors, lawyers, judges and members of the public.

Courtesy of Architectus
Courtesy of Architectus

The design makes full use of natural light in all the courts, public waiting spaces and offices through an innovative double skin glass façade that achieves environmental shading and light control. The result is a strongly contemporary design comprising generously scaled and simply detailed internal spaces of quiet dignity and presence. This is a landmark building resolved with boldness and clarity that will create an enduring legacy befitting the city, its institutions and the State of Queensland.

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Cite: "Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law / Architectus + Guymer Bailey Architects" 09 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/425111/queen-elizabeth-ii-courts-of-law-architectus-guymer-bailey-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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