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Constitutional Court of South Africa

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Urban Solutions and OMM Design Workshop
location Johannesburg
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The Constitutional Court was designed to reflect the values of South Africa's new constitutional democracy. The building is noted for its transparency and entrancing volumes. In contrast to most courts, it is welcoming rather than forbidding, filled with sparkle and warmth. It has no marble cladding or wood panelling, but has come to be admired for its graceful proportions. And the principal materials - timber, concrete, steel, glass and black slate - infuse the court with an African feel. The foyer of the Court is a spacious, light-filled area punctuated by slanting columns, an architectural metaphor for trees under which African villagers traditionally resolved their legal disputes. On the columns are mosaics - blue, green, orange and red. In keeping with this metaphor, the concrete roof has slots designed to create moving areas akin to dappled sunlight filtering through leaves. (See website for full text.)

Codan says:
It is a great website.. The Design looks very good..
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Constitutional Court of South Africa
Pretoria Street
South Africa
Project is public!
Opening hours Saturday's operation: 10h00- 15h00 Sundays Closed Mondays to Friday 08h30- 17h30 Tuesdays are free
How to get there? Constitution Hill, Cnr Queens and Sam Hancock / Hospital Streets, Braamfontein Tel: +27 11 359-7400 Fax: +27 11 339-5098
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Completion 12- 2004
Floor area/size 95000 m2
Cost € 43000000,-
ArchitectUrban Solutions and OMM Design Workshop
Project ID 2559
Latitude/Longitude 26°11'18S 28°02'36E
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