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Criminal Court, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Client: Arriyadh Development Authority
  • Focus: Office / Administration | Public Buildings
  • Competition achievement: 1st prize international

Standing alone in the dense fabric of the city, the Criminal Court completes a set of important public institutions located in the very heart of Riyadh's old town - the intention being to restructure the old town and thus breathe new life into it. The 44.6 meter-high cube of the Criminal Court arises from a wraparound strip of light at the base. This illuminated demarcation forms a kind of natural barrier, creates a feeling of security, and emphasizes the raised status of the building. Footbridges bring the visitor to the main entrances that are cut conically out of the cube along the main axes. The facade features the region's typical coarse chalky sandstone panels, emphasizing the monumental thrust of the building and symbolizing the strength and authority of jurisprudence. Narrow slits with window elements that are strongly recessed, minimize the exposure of the rooms to the heat outside. They underscore the facade's sculptural appearance, intensified by the vertical structuring throughout. Moreover, the edifice's symmetry and cube shape reflect the organizational principles structuring the internal divisions and modules. All the rooms are grouped around a spacious atrium that rises the full height of the building. Strips of windows in the ceiling ensure a pleasant ambient temperature, source indirect daylight and allow the light to play along the walls inside.


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The constructor is the saudi libaniese constructing compay ,

they are achieving the sixth floor ..

And i dont know if its called in English like this if you translate ,, المحكمة الجزائية


http://www.arriyadh.com/ar/cgi-bin/localuser/publications/tatweer/Tatweer_51/index.html
I know It's called المحكمة الجزائية , but when you translate that into english the المحكمة الجزائية or also المحكمة الجنائية becomes "the criminal court" :)
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what I love about this project is that it'll make the old down town of Riyadh more organized . the area around the supreme court and Salam Park is in urgent need to be re-planed and organized . They had to demolish some old homes and souks for this court building to be built and I remember that ads were in all major newspapers specifying the homes and souks that will be demolished on map .
 

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