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New Zealand’s Eco Supreme Court Building Lays Down the Law
The new Supreme Court Building was completed in 2009 along with the renovation of the old High Court building. Rather than building a massive multi-story structure, Waren & Mahoney settled on a two-story square building, whose scale respects the tradition of the historic court, but still possessed its own distinct identity.
An 8 meter tall bronze screen, influenced by native Rata and Pohutukawa trees with red glass “flowers”, wraps the entire courthouse and serves as a shade screen. Made from recycled metal, the screen provides privacy for the interior offices, solar shading, glare control and weather protection.
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