US Courthouse Design Revealed

14 November 2010 (Last Updated November 14th, 2010 18:30)

Dallas-based architectural firms HOK and HKS have unveiled the designs for the new $73.6m Forth Worth civil courts building in Texas, US. The 21,088m² court building will feature 14 courtrooms 12 civil-trial courts, one appeals court and a 260m² court room. The s

Dallas-based architectural firms HOK and HKS have unveiled the designs for the new $73.6m Forth Worth civil courts building in Texas, US.

The 21,088m² court building will feature 14 courtrooms 12 civil-trial courts, one appeals court and a 260m² court room.

The seven-storey building will incorporate two limestone carvings of a winged Lady of Justice from the old court building.

The new civil court building is a blend of traditional and modern architecture.

The sustainable building is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification as it will employ water and energy efficient features.

The building will be open in 2014, according to star-telegram.com.