The Courthouse - Architecture for the Public
|Marco Lanna ed.
The new Amsterdam Courthouse exudes approachable authority by adhering to the principle that the judicial process is a public matter. Designed by KAAN Architecten, it provides an interesting case study in the discourse around the commissioning and designing of public buildings on a local, national, and international level. Produced and compiled by the architects, this book goes behind the scenes to reveal the courthouse as Gesamtkunstwerk – both a project and a process. Featuring in-depth analyses supported by detailed illustrations, construction photographs, and technical drawings, it clarifies the demands of architectural conceptualisation and public-private partnerships.
|144 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, pb, English