For the neighborhood justice center, my main concept of the design is to create a less stressful environment that the justice center can create. This is why the programs are organized from public programs on the ground floor to the hearing rooms on the top floors because there is more sunlight, natural ventilation, and open spaces for the more stressful programs.
The material used for the façade is Corten weathering steel for its interesting capacity to change throughout the years depending on the climate.
The design strategy is to have a biophilic design because it helps with stress and creates a more peaceful environment. Therefore, there is a water feature at the entrance, in the courtyard which also helps to reduce the noise. Adding a lot of plants and greenery to bring more nature into the building. Incorporating “breathing space” like courtyards, balconies, and outside circulation. There is also a roof garden on the southwest side of the building to allow sunlight and natural ventilation everywhere in the building. Finally, bringing more natural elements like material and colors.
Instructor: Daniel Spilman
Software: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop