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Bordeaux Law Courts 1992-1998 by Senior Design Partner Ivan Harbour, Project Lead Stephen Barrett - Interior of a courtroom pod at night. RSHP won the international competition to design new law courts for the historic city of Bordeaux in 1992. The design was for a building that would, through a feeling of transparency and openness, create a positive perception of the accessibility of the French judicial system. The brief was complex, requiring complete separation of public and judicial circulation. By pulling the building into its constituent parts, the resulting transparency encourages a sense of orientation, rendering an historically imposing institution more accessible.
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