QUEEN ELIZABETH II COURTS OF LAW
The Brisbane Supreme and District Courts building is one of the largest court structures in Australia. Bound by George, Roma and Herschel Streets, the legal precinct completes an entire city block taking in the existing Magistrates Courts while creating a new public Square off the main entrance.
As a result of our expertise in designing courts and secure environments, lead designers Architectus engaged Guymer Bailey to collaborate on the design of this significant structure and capture the values of justice, fairness and openness.
The L-shaped design includes 64,000 square metres of floor space spread over 17 storeys, and comprises of 39 courtrooms, including a large ceremonial court, library, and various support services, as well as landscaped internal and external gardens and courtyards, a café and accommodation for 69 judges.
All courtrooms capture natural light while still providing controlled privacy through fritted glass and blinds within the double-skinned glass facade system. Based on sustainable design principles, the court building also features this double glazed façade for sun and heat control, as well as subfloor services and air distribution, and green walls and cable vine trellises in the multi-level deck voids within the building.