Judicial architecture has evolved to echo the pillars of the justice system, emulating equality, fairness, and respect for the integrity and dignity of individuals. The design for ACT Law Courts seeks to communicate these values, not only to the individuals that engage with the building, but with the broader community of Canberra. This project saw the integration of the existing ACT Magistrates Court and heritage ACT Law Courts to create a legal precinct that positively contributes to the public realm and urban fabric of Canberra.
It delivers a space that is at once elegant and functional, historical and modern, safe and comfortable. Our design for ACT Law Courts has made the court experience more accessible for all users, including some of the most vulnerable in the community. It prioritises safety for all parties while providing a welcoming environment that eases the pressures associated with the court experience. Standing as a symbol of the delivery of justice, our design maximises operational efficiencies, prioritises wellbeing and modernises.