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Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.09.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

The team of J. MAYER H. Architects, Lens °Ass and a20-architecten have realized “the new court of justice”, a structure that stands as a contemporary urban landmark in a newly revitalized district in Hasselt, Belgium.

 

 

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

After completing the exterior skin in 2011, the interior was completed in the spring of 2013 and the building officially opened on September 13th, 2013. “The new court of justice is an open, transparent building with direct public access, combining the Court of Justice with a university library and auditoriums for the faculty of law.” says Lens °Ass architecten.

 

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

“In keeping with the building’s logistical requirements and safety provisions, the structure is divided into three separate units: courtrooms, the library for students and an office tower with a 64-meters-high panorama restaurant on top from which offers a panoramic view of the city of Hasselt and its surroundings.”

 

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

“Based on a master plan by West 8, the former railway station site has been restructured with a park, public buildings, offices and hotels, as well as urban residential blocks. References in the design process point to both the image of the ‘tree’, the hazelnut trees in the City of Hasselt’s coat of arms, and steel structures in the once industrial- and Art Nouveau-influenced area.”

 

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

 

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

 

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

 

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

Courthouse Hasselt by J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten & Lens °Ass architecten

Building Data
Construction Start: December 2008
Client n.v.SOHA (Stedelijke ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Hassett) — Autonoom Gemeentebedrijf Hasselt(+ Euro lmmo Star)
Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten, Lens°ass architecten
Construction Company: T.H.V. I-lasaletum nv (Democo nv – Cordeel nv — lnterbuild nv)
Tenant: Regie der Gebouwen
User: Federale Overheidsdienst Justitie
Square Footage: 20.763 m2 above-ground spaces (Offices, Meeting-Rooms, Library, Reception, Cafeteria, Court rooms)
4.694 m2 Underground spaces (Archive)
3.384 m2 Underground spaces Parking Lot
Construction Time: October 2008 – December 2011, 37 Monate
Address: Parklaan, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium
Project-manager: Eurostation NV
Structural Engineering: M. &- A. Van Wetter BVBA & Eurostation
Technical Engineering: Eurostation NV
Controlling and Fire Protection: Seco CV
Construction oosts: 60.000.000€
Max. Height: 60m
Construction Surveying: Eurostation + Regie der Gebouwen + Lens°ass
Preliminary Building Works: lnterbuild
Metal Construction: Cordeel
Facade: Democo NV
Photos: Philippe van Gelooven | Filip Dujardin | Bieke Claessens

 

to the J. MAYER H. Architects website

 

to the a2o-architecten website

 

to the Lens °Ass architecten website

 

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