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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my weblog. I am Irene, Elisabeth Pouw, a Dutch fashion- and interiorblogger. As blogger I am connecting my readers with beauty, style, quality, craftsmanship and harmony in colors for interior / design / architecture, haute couture, photography, art, antiques etc. I love decorating & bringing beauty and harmony into interiors. I created this blog to share my passion for decorating as well as the many other things which inspire me. From time to time I am also highlighting certain interior designers, decorators, architects, stylists, photographers etc. I hope you enjoy your visit. Feel free to give a comment on my blogs. I will react back as soon as possible. Best regards, Irene Pouw from Holland.

07 mei 2016

ARCHITECTURE: Antwerp Law Courts by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The new Law Courts for the Flemish city of Antwerp is one of RRP’s major public buildings of the early 21st century. Like many projects by the practice, it reflects a vision of the city as a humane & democratic place with a commitment to the regeneration of urban life. The site for the Law Courts is at the Bolivarplaats on the southern edge of Antwerp’s central area. 

The building is one of the catalysts for RRP’s long-term masterplan of ‘the new South’ of the city. The new building, designed in conjunction with Belgian architects VK Studio, is conceived both as a gateway to the city and to provide a link across the motorway between the city centre and the Schelde River. It houses 8 distinct civil and criminal courts and includes 36 courtrooms plus offices, chambers for judges and lawyers, library and dining room with a great public hall linking 6 radiating wings of accommodation. This space is capped by a striking roofstructure, crystalline in form, rising above the paraboloid roofs that cover the courtrooms.  

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