Blight Rayner | Ipswich Justice Precinct
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JAYSON + MICHAEL’S HISTORY BEFORE BLIGHT RAYNER

Previous Projects with Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner:

Ipswich Justice Precinct

Ipswich, 2005-09

 

 

Client

Queensland Government

 

Architects

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

 

Project Director

Jayson Blight

 

Involved in Design

Michael Rayner

 

Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner Awards

AIA Queensland FDG Stanley Award for Public Architecture 2010 • AIA Queensland GHM Addison Award for Interior Architecture 2010 • AIA Queensland Art and Architecture Prize 2010

 

Photography

Christopher Frederick Jones • Angus Martin

 

 

As for the Brisbane Magistrates Court designed a decade earlier, the design sought to break down the confronting public interface historically associated with courts buildings. Here this was achieved by carving a courtyard into the site, wrapping the courtrooms around it. The sculpting and niching of the façade further humanise the architecture, along with the insertions of ten artists, including to the structural fabric of the building. The initially complex problem of accommodating both district and magistrates courts, with their different functional needs was resolved by pairing courtrooms – the public entering from the courtyard side, judges (and juries) from the other, and prisoners between pairs.