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Lund District Court | FOJAB arkitekter



FOJAB was selected to create a district court building in Lund, with Specialfastigheter, a property company specializing in high-security buildings, as the client. The aim was to create the most modern court building in Sweden.

The new district court is an element in the growth of central Lund immediately to the west of the railway line, where the building is sited next to the park named Bjeredsparken. The existing blocks of buildings north of the site open to the park and the new district court slots into the urban structure, bringing the light and green space of the park into the building while forming a clear boundary between the park and the railway line.
Photographs: Felix Gerlach
The building is part of the same contextual entity as Kristallen, the municipal office building. To the south, facing the new square, Tingsrättsplatsen, the building drops to two stories high as visitors enter the court. The façade is in copper and glass with vertical elements helping to screen the sun while horizontal bands lend a sense of scale. The building is set on a plinth of limestone one story high, slanting to embrace the stairs in the public space which open onto the surrounding park and cityscape. A mirror of water reflects light and the green trees into the building while creating a respectful distance, safeguarding the privacy and security of justice from the public gaze. Plan
The copper sheets, glass and limestone work in harmony with the curving oiled ash panels of the interio...
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