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Cepezed – www.cepezed.nl
Cepezed architects have completed the Buiding G of the Temporary Courthouse in Amsterdam. Together with the existing towers E and F, they represent an interim-complex for the jurisdiction. In the next year all the buildings will be replaced by a new permanent housing. For this reason Cepezed designed a building with a well adaptable configuration: a kit of parts that can easily assembled and disassembled. In this way it facilitates the changing uses during the time.
The Building G is a defined volume with a double characterization: an austere facade – with its horizontal articulation – and a light atmosphere for the interior space. The entrance portal provide access to the front hall and the reception desks. Along the east facade, a stairway topped by a skylight leads to the waiting areas with adjoining court rooms on the second and third floor. The court rooms have allure without being luxurious and entail a high level of serenity, clarity and daylight. The backdrops are decorated with photo-art by Marjan Teeuwen, who arranged debris of demolished buildings into almost abstract compositions. The courtrooms on the third floor have a double height and a public tribune. An elevated passage links the Bulding G with the urban fabric next to it.
The Courthhouse by Cepezed respond to the need of adaptability but, at the same time, it has the quality and the attention to details of a permanent building.
Project Location: Amsterdam, NL
Year Completed: 2016
Photography: Leon Van Woerkom