The city court in Helsingør (Elsinore) is the transformation of an existing industrial property into an elegant and inviting city court. The desire has long been to have a building, which illustrates law and order, but is also user-friendly.
The building has been completely transformed, inside as well as outside, as the old facades have been remodeled. Today, the exterior is made of veneered wood with a zinc roof. From a distance, the façade looks even and smooth, but at closer inspection, you see that the uniform surface is really made of Masonite boards in different sizes. These pieces create a vibrant feeling and dynamic in the large building.
The building’s skeleton consists of a large roof truss construction without weight-bearing beams, and this enables all of the interior to be removed, thus providing for a large open space without disrupting beams. This large, open room is currently a market place where the individual courtrooms and lawyer’s offices are free-standing wooden boxes of birch. This floor plan is user-friendly for the court’s guests and the generous space is functionally utilized so there is currently an open, spacious environment which at the same time favors discretion.
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