KAAN Architecten wins competition for the new Courthouse in Nancy

Following a competition launched by the APIJ, the leading real estate operator of the French Ministry of Justice, KAAN Architecten has been selected out of 4 shortlisted projects among 81 entries to design the new Courthouse in Nancy.

The project brings the penal, civic, social and trades courts together on one site. Creating a singular hub for these legal entities aims to improve the conditions for welcoming the public and the functioning of all courts.

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The jury selected the design by KAAN Architecten as it ensures a high-quality urban interpolation that highlights the remarkable industrial heritage of the site.

Located on the site of the former Alstom factory in the northeast of Nancy’s historic core, the new judicial complex marks the first stage of the transformation of this historically industrial area into an up-and-coming ecological district.

Image © KAAN ArchitectenImage © KAAN Architecten

The winning project restores the architectural and spatial integrity of the former assembly hall, transforming it into various interconnected spaces. Facades and most portico frames are preserved and dialogue with the project’s different parts: the new judicial building and its logistics spaces, the forecourt, and a dense forest.

The greenery is omnipresent and seeps into the building through a large patio, contributing to the image of serene and welcoming justice. Source by KAAN Architecten.

ModelLocation: 50 Rue Oberlin, 54000 Nancy, FranceArchitect: KAAN ArchitectenLocal architect: Bagard & LuronStructural advisor: EVP IngénierieInstallation and Sustainability advisor: INEXFinancial advisor: BMFAcoustics advisor: METAMaintenance and operation: SINTEOLandscape design: TerritoriesClient: The Public Agency for Judicial Real Estate (APIJ)Program: 10 public courtrooms, 21 cabinet courtrooms, 338 workplacesGFA: 15.000 m2Year: 2022Delivery (expected): 2027Images: ILULISSA, Courtesy of KAAN Architecten

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