Arezzo Law Court
The new Arezzo Law Court building, housing the main courtrooms and the Hall of Justice President's headquarters, is linked to a neoclassical building, once a large hospital, that will be restored and used for offices and archives.
The building is located in a historical park in the Medici's
Fortress, and the design of the New Wing symbolises its
environment, the rich vegetation of the park and the city's
medieval structure, which was protected by a belt of conch walls on
one side and open to the squares and gardens on the other.
The south facing facade is covered by a transparent, undulating stainless steel sunscreen.
This silver bio-climatic foliage, that protects the interior
spaces by a luminous shadow, blends with the park without clashing
with the neoclassical architectural elements.
The greenish glazed envelope encloses an interior space with polished black granite floor and horizontally placed acoustical panels, of perforated grey aluminium, separated by narrow maple fascia.
Facts about Arezzo Law Court
New Addition: 8,000 m2
D. De Santis
F. Pagliano Tajani
Comune di Arezzo
Last updated: December 19, 2013
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