City of Justice

Construction year: 2009
Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 111 | BARCELONA | Spain
Latitude/Longitude: 41.3641663, 2.1332868

The City of Justice in Barcelona, developed by British architect David Chipperfield and b720 Arquitectos, consists of eight buildings, four of which are connected through a continuous atrium.

With its variety of colors available and its large total volume, 213,054 m2, its architecture has adapted to the environment, aware of its environmental impact.

There are eight blocks binoculars in apparent disorder, which share a central public plaza with a balance between their color, size, and arrangement, new to a place where justice is provided, which usually offers a more rigid and monolithic.

The facades of several buildings are solved with continuous windows and piers, as a stone that fit together with the irregular arrangement and rotated volumes and favorable visual encounters varied perspectives.

The full-empty lattice pattern of the facades is one of the most characteristic elements of the work, together with the colored concrete, where all gaps are closed with windows.

The sockets of the different rooms are embedded in the walls and pillars have been erected false for the passage of the various facilities.

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