Blight Rayner | Brisbane Magistrates Court
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JAYSON + MICHAEL’S HISTORY BEFORE BLIGHT RAYNER

Previous Projects with Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner:

Brisbane Magistrates Court

Brisbane, 2001-04

 

 

Client

Queensland Government

 

Architect

Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner Architects in association with ABM Architects

 

Involved in Design

Michael Rayner

 

Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner Awards

AIA Queensland Art & Architecture Award 2005 • AIA Queensland Public Architecture Award 2005

 

Photography

Christopher Frederick Jones

 

 

The triangular plan of the Brisbane Magistrates Court was configured to form a diagonal pedestrian bridge up into Brisbane’s Roma Street Parkland. It wasn’t completed but now, some 16 years on, is likely to occur. The triangular plan also opens up an internal public atrium to views of the parkland, with courtrooms forming edges to the other two sides. A narrow vertical aperture separates the sides and accentuates the main entrance. Several artists were involved in the design, one of their brief requirements being to respond to the raw materiality of the building. The office tower 400 George Street opposite was designed to form a couplet which acts as a gateway into Brisbane’s legal precinct.