OMA has been selected as the winner of four finalists who submitted designs for the new palais de justice in lille, francethe design comprises an irregular glass wrapped hexagon surrounding a prism shaped volume.

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at the center of the OMA-designed courthouse is a triangular tower surrounded by a ring of offices floating above its base where the public and major courtrooms are located. the interior of each building’s components will be inviting and free of intimidation. 

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the interior



the new public building, commissioned by the ministry of justice, will accommodate the high court and district court of lille. light-filled and geometric in shape, the architectural proposal of OMA provides a response to the major principles of modernization of justice of the 21st century.

the scale model of the building



OMA returns to lille more than 20 years after designing the masterplan for the new euralille district in 1989. the studio also completed the congrexpo conference and exhibition center in the city in 1994.

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the project is developed in collaboration with saison menu, WSP, BMF and quadrim. completion is scheduled for 2023.

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