location: Dresden
completion: 2014
partners: pussert + kosch architekten, Dresden
architects: Pussert und Kosch Architekten Dresden

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Dresden District Court

Open space design

Dresden’s heritage-protected District Court has regained its former urban image through a newly constructed extension. The courtyard between the original building and the new extension emphasises the courts representative character in its contemporary design. Stationary traffic was one of the main issues in the concept. The courtyard also has representative function and serves as a recreational area for employees. Other purposes include the natural lighting and ventilation of the building. The recreational, lighting and ventilation functions of the courtyard led to the idea of a “green lung” for the building. Two long, slightly offset and raised, flower beds provide the spatial framework of the courtyard. They are planted with tall grasses and shadbushes.
project data

location: Dresden
completion: 2014
partners: pussert + kosch architekten, Dresden
architects: Pussert und Kosch Architekten Dresden