Justice Centre Gelsenkirchen
Publication in „Wettbewerbe aktuell“ 6/2010
Competition assignment (Darstellung der Wettbewerbsaufgabe aus „Wettbewerbe aktuell“)
A new Justice Centre shall be planned at the Bochumer Straße in Gelsenkirchen Ückendorf and shall combine the different Courts, the ambulant social service and a Joint foyer. The area doesn’t meet its function as town-entrance and the aim is an urban realignment with the new complex as „Gate to the City”. The site with 6.100 m2 shall blend in harmoniously with its surroundings. An explicit aim is the economic utilisation of the site is with a convincing presentation. The building complex shall be displayed as coherent Justice Centre and as people-oriented Institution within the urban space. At the same time the independence of the different authorities inside the building shall be reflected by a perceptible spatial separation.