The Newcastle Courthouse

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Project Name: The Newcastle Courthouse
Designed By: Dena Hamed
Building Type: Government
Location: Newcastle, NSW, Australia

The Newcastle Courthouse project brief is based on a real world potential court house located on Newcastle’s foreshore. A secondary courthouse is required for the City of Newcastle due to the outdated and unsecured facilities at the current location.

I approached the project with a radical concept that defies standard courthouse architecture. The “collapsing” aesthetic of the external facade is representative of the fall of society where a safe haven in the law can be found in the internal spaces.

Programs Used: Graphisoft ArchiCAD, Artlantis and Adobe Photoshop

  • Date: 2008
  • Client: City of Newcastle (hypothetical)
  • Filed under: Academic