Monday, August 10, 2009
#795 ... Courted Brass
The facade of the new Supreme Court ... a bronze screen depicting the strength, durability and stature of the Pohutukawa and Rata tree ... the glass inserts are the berries and flowers
The overall design concept for the Supreme Court building incorporates a free-standing courtroom as the central focus of the building, with the courtroom being visible from outside the building. The concept of the free-standing, visible courtroom will act as a metaphor for promoting ‘justice to be transparent and open'. Similarly, judges will preside in the court space at eye-level with legal colleagues and the public, reflecting a sense of equality.