Project / Nov - Dec 2018

Paris Courthouse

Europe’s largest law complex, the 160-metre-tall Paris Courthouse skyscraper by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) that opened last April, has reunited the various activities of the French capital’s judiciary system under one roof. They had previously been dispersed throughout the city due to a shortage of space in its historic seat on Île de la Cité (which continues to accommodate the Criminal Court, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court).

Bringing together the regional court, police court, public prosecution courts and district courts of each arrondissement, its location on a L-shaped site beside the Martin Luther King Park and the ring road in the Clichy-Batignolles urban development zone on Paris’ northwestern edge (in what was formerly an abandoned railway area) ...

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