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 A secondary courthouse is required for the City of Newcastle due to the outdated and unsecured facilities at the current location.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