Brussels Courthouse: Imagine the Future Competition

The Brussels’ Palace of Justice is a symbol for the power of Justice, dominates the skyline of Brussels and is a window to the past. Yet the stately justice building is hard to secure and to modernize.

In this context and taking into consideration the Belgian chairmanship of the European Union, the Belgian Buildings Agency and the Department of Justice are holding an international ideas contest under the name of ‘Brussels Courthouse: Imagine the future’.

The goal of the contest is to develop a vision about the future of this Courthouse. This vision will be expressed in one or more rough ideas regarding an architectural and urban project for the building and the surroundings of the Poelaert square. Rather than on finished urban development or architectural projects the contest focuses on ideas involving the functions of the Palace of Justice such as the future judicial or other functions of the building and the surroundings of Poelaert square.

he contest aims at experts from all countries in the fields of architecture, urban development and justice, engineers, trade engineers, artists… as well as at schools that are active in these sectors. For more information, go to the competition’s official website.

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Brussels Courthouse: Imagine the Future Competition" 21 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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