• Type
  • Public

  • Client
  • Department of Urban Services for the Attorney General Department ACT
  • Location
  • Civic, ACT

  • Project Details
  • With Colin Stewart as Design Director, MCC Architects were appointed the task of designing the ACT Magistrates Court following a limited design competition for this $25 million public building. The new Magistrates Court is the first major new public building to be undertaken within the City Hill precinct since the 1960’s and the first major new civic building project to be undertaken by the ACT since self government.

    There are three distinct circulation systems which allow the public, the Magistrates and the Custodial Staff to move through the building entirely independently and with high security.

    The architectural design concept combines large solid building masses linked together by open light public circulation areas defined with fine tracery of steel framed glass walls. Court rooms and hearing rooms are defined by volumes clad in articulated polished pre-cast concrete while the public spaces interlink the solid elements with a steel and glass façade to facilitate views out from and also into the building.

1997 - Canberra Medallion Australian Institute of Architects ACT