JERUSALEM COURTHOUSE COMPETITION
The traditional venue of the trial, at the gates of the city, signified its importance, accessibility and transparency to every passerby.
The Jerusalem Court Hall is an integral part of the new city entrance.
The building is located towards the end of the avenue of cultural, transport, business and government buildings on both sides of Shazar Boulevard and is the starting / ending point for the urban cluster that forms the city's conceptual gateway.
As such, the building must be distinguished from its surroundings as a distinct urban symbol and at the same time integrate into the urban fabric in which it is planted. To awe without being threatening and fearful, and to be a distinct symbol without being extravagant. It must be accessible and open to all, both physically and conceptually.
The complexity of the traffic system in the building is a challenge for the planner, but it must be transparent to the various users. Traffic solutions should be simple, clear and user-friendly.
Sustainability aspects have been taken into account as an integral part of the building's design on all strata and are incorporated into all its components: the organization of the masses, the choice of materials, the introduction of maximum natural lighting for all parts of the structure, the passive vacuum, the creation of accessible and wide external and internal public spaces.
Particular importance was given to the introduction of natural light into all parts of the temple. Light is a significant design element of the building, both in its daytime and evening outward exits - as the building illuminates its surroundings and constitutes towers to the entire urban space.
In addition, the building was designed so that it could be built in phases, Phase I according to the building lines in the Assault Plot and Phase II in accordance with the Planned Plot.