Located in a residential area on the outskirts of Córdoba, the city’s new courthouse contains 26 courtrooms, a forensic institute and public services.
The neighbourhood comprises anonymous housing blocks with nondescript public spaces created by the area’s rapid urbanisation. With the smart integration of a striking design that recalls historic Córdoba and its Moorish influences in a contemporary way, the building adds appeal to its surroundings.
A section of the old city plan translates in an abstract way into the layout of the courthouse. The city’s traditional courtyards are recognisable in the new design, interrupting the compact building volume.
Photo credits: Mecanoo