The project to rehabilitate and extend the Palace of Justice in Strasbourg is based on three main points: the literal recovery of the neoclassical expression of the façades of the original Palace complex, and the suppression of the upper part made in 1978. The creation of a new roof system, which houses part of the programme and at the same time covers the entire building. The city is thus enriched with a new urban landmark perceptible from a distance, while the harmonic image fixed in the citizens’ collective memory is respected when the building is seen close up. The roofs are a contemporary architectural element, independent of the volume defined by the four facades, which appears with subtlety and discretion in the near view and shows all its power from afar and from a certain height. The resolution of the current functional order by introducing a new body that occupies part of the old courtyard. The new interior volume contains all the Hearing Chambers.
Palace of Justice
Garcés - De Seta - Bonet Arquitectes
Serra - Vives - Cartagena Arquitectes
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Acoustic: Acoustique Vivié et Associés Structural and installations engineers: SETEC building Economy: GV Engineering HQE High Environmental Quality: Elithis Graphic Design: Teschner-Sturacci Architect construction supervision: Maxime Lang