City of Justice in Jaén

City of Justice in Jaén



The new Law Courts building respects a valuable archaeological site, which takes up a great portion of the building site and integrates it into the contemporary city as an open plaza. Clarity and compactness become the determining factors behind the building’s physical location and the linear volume releases an area for the protected archaeological finding. The façade is shaded by a light mesh screen as a light filter, that folds horizontally to cover the archaeological pavilion for visitors. The entrance to the Law Courts from an elevated plaza gives way to a large linear lobby that organizes the complex program with parallel circulations for the courtrooms: an internal one with the working areas and a public one overlooking the archaeological park.

on going | 1st prize in national competition | 55.332 sqm
Calle de Canarias / Calle Federico Mayor Zaragoza
Architects: Ángela García de Paredes. Ignacio G. Pedrosa
Client: Andalucía Local Government
Management: Andalucía Local Government
Collaborators: Lucía Guadalajara. Álvaro Rábano. Clemens Eichner. Ángel Camacho. Ingrid Campo. Blanca Leal. Ignacio Cordero. Juan José Payeras. Roberto Lebrero
Consultants: Acciona Ingeniería S.A. Mechanical and Structural Engineers

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