Renzo Piano´s Paris Courthouse

Stepped Justice


Renzo Piano recently inaugurated the new Palais de Justice of Paris, a project that was undertaken to address the increasing shortage of space in the famous building on the Île de la Cité. The tower, raised by virtue of an agreement between public and private agents, houses all the courthouses and administrative offices of the institution within a single stepped construction. For its “creation of a powerful urban composition” the jury of the architectural awards of the weekly magazine Le Moniteur, presided by José Ignacio Linazasoro, has honored the new Paris law courts with the prestigious Prix de l’Equerre d’Argent, a recognition which the Italian architect already earned in 1991.

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