3XN wins architectural competition for Frederiksberg Courthouse Print
Monday, 30 November 2009 14:18

The expansion of the Courthouse in Frederiksberg, Denmark, will be a sculptural and classic structure, which at once expresses a welcoming transparency while maintaining the justice system’s sobriety and seriousness
3XN_Frederiksberg_Courthouse_02The new Courthouse will be a natural extension of the existing neo-classical building, yet still maintaining its own identity through a modern and contemporary expression. The building design is therefore composed with clear references to the architectural style of the refined neighborhood of Frederiksberg. The form of the structure is both classic and dynamic – standing as a modern interpretation of the classical saddle style roof.

3XN_Frederiksberg_Courthouse_04The interior of the courthouse focuses on compliance with the law reform’s requirements on security and internal segregations in the building. Therefore, the building provides its employees, the defendants, witnesses and guests an open and friendly environment in which it is easy for the different user groups to navigate.

A small atrium cuts through the middle of the building; drawing light deep into the interior creating an open and airy connection across departments. This creates the feeling of direct daylight in the rooms and gives a general lightness to the building’s inner core, meeting the visitors as they come up from the foyer.
3XN_Frederiksberg_Courthouse_013XN_Frederiksberg_Courthouse_03The Courthouse is expected for completion during the first half of 2012.

The winning team is: 3XN, Lemming & Eriksson og Schønherr Landskab. The other teams were: Arkitektfirmaet Kjær & Richter, Arkitema, Dissing & Weitling and Henning Larsen

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