J. MAYER H. Architects, along with Lens °Ass and a20-architecten have realized the new Hasselt courthouse in Hasselt, Belgium. Based on a master plan by West 8, the former railway station site is being restructured with a park, public buildings, offices and hotels, as well as urban residential blocks. The new high-rise building stands as a clear urban symbol of the new district.
The new courthouse is an open, transparent building with direct public access. In keeping with the building’s logistical requirements and safety provisions, the structure is divided into three separate units: courtrooms, a university library and office tower with a 64-meters-high panorama restaurant, where windows afford a view over the city of Hasselt and its surroundings.
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