Guatemalan Supreme Court Building

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Concept Design

2013

Our proposal for the Guatemalan Supreme Court Building compositionally anchors the center of our judiciary scheme. In an effort to gesture not only to the center of the capitol district but to Guatemala City beyond, as well, the massive tower portion performs as a beacon of justice—a symbolic monument to the functions of the compound overall. The tower houses a dramatic stair and gathering space at the lower levels, a National Judicial Gallery with balconies and views to the city and mountains beyond at its center, and offices for the Supreme Court justices in its upper reaches. The courtroom chamber is housed in a lower mass that permits the most symbolic space of justice to remain legible from the exterior of the building.

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