Architecture Canada n°8 1er semestre 2010
Architecture Canada n°8 1er semestre 2010
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Six of the 33 courtrooms will have videoconferencing equipment to provide a remote link connecting an accused in custody to a hearing. In addition, one jury courtroom will feature simultaneous interpretation to enable proceedings to be translated into another language for people in the public gallery. Two testimony rooms willalso be equipped with remote video capability to accommodate child and vulnerable witnesses. And, in terms of its architectural design, the Durham courthouse is set to make a signifi cant contribution to Oshawa’s urban landscape. « It isn’t an edifi ce – it’s engaged with its surroundings, » explains CarlBlanchaer, FRAIC, design principal with Toronto-based WZMH Architects, which was responsible for the design. A large outdoor public space, known as Courthouse Square, will serve as the forecourt to the entrance. Architect : WZMH Architects/Photo : Tom Arban Architect : WZMH Architects/Photo : Tom Arban Green Trends The building façade is clad in clear glass to provide views inside for people on the street outside. « Traditionally, most courthouses were solid buildings with few windows and were very domineering by their presence, » explains Blanchaer. « But now, the trend in courthouse design is to make these buildings feel more accessible and welcoming. » He says the intent was to make the courthouse as transparent a building as possible. So, daylight is provided to not only public waiting areas, but also to jury deliberation rooms (« We didn’t want people within those situations experiencing more stress than they needed to, » says Blanchaer) and to the secure judges’corridor, while maintaining security. In those latter two instances, obscure glazing, rather than clear glass, was used to prevent people outside of the building having a view inside. The Durham Consolidated Courthouse is also easy to navigate. The $334-million Durham Consolidated Courthouse is set to achieveLEED Gold certification High-volume functions, such as court administration, large courtrooms and cafeteria space are located at grade for ease of access. Jury assembly and all jury courtrooms are on the second fl oor, with escalator access from the main two-storey entrance lobby. A prisoner-holding facility, with a sally port capable of accommodating a bus, is situated below grade. Courtrooms of similar use (jury, family and criminal), along with judges’chambers, are located on their own individual fl oors. « We were able to make very compacted circulation within the building that provides short walking distances to courtrooms for both the accused and judges, » says Blanchaer. « When you compare it to a commercial or an offi ce building which tend to be generic, a courthouse is much more program-specifi cin terms of its requirements. You have to make sure three different groups of people – members of the public, the judiciary and the accused – only meet in the courtroom and nowhere else. So the complexities of security within the building add another layer to the design. » « It’s a fascinating problem to solve, yet at the end of the day, you want to create a civic building that can add something to its surroundings. » ■ THE ROYAL ARCHITECTURAL INSTITUTE OF CANADA/L’INSTITUT ROYAL D’ARCHITECTURE DU CANADA ■ 29 www.raic.org/2009



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