SOM confirmed to design LA federal courthouse
 
SOM confirmed to design LA federal courthouse
dec 12, 2012

SOM confirmed to design LA federal courthouse

‘LA federal courthouse’ by SOM, los angeles, california, USAimage © SOM

 

 

the US general services administration (GSA) has just announced that SOM will be designing the new LA federal courthouse, begininning construction later in 2013 and opening to the public in 2016. the sustainable state-of-the-art courthouse will contain 24 courtrooms, 32 judges’ chambers and 110parking spots. the building will be located at first and broadway, currently a 550,000 square-foot dirt recess in the middle of the city creating a smallbreak in the urban fabric.  the GSA hopes that a new client will buy the old courthouse and update it, repurposing it for offices that may serve the newstructure in the future. scaled down considerably from the GSA’s first program proposals, the project deals with a glass cube supported above the ground,playing with several layers of transparency.

 

 

SOM LA federal courthousefront elevationimage © SOM

  • Well- it looks like an exact replica of the Salt Lake City Federal courthouse that’s almost finished

    Seth
  • Looks like the London embassy. Why is that? A floating cube is not that natural form of a courthouse or embassy so why the obsession?

    Andrew

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
506,179 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine