Whitefield McQueen Irwin Alsop Wins Vanuatu Courthouse Contract

23 May 2010 (Last Updated May 23rd, 2010 18:30)

Whitefield McQueen Irwin Alsop will design a new courthouse building for the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, an archipelago off the coast of Australia. The A$32.5m ($26.9m) supreme courthouse building will feature adaptable spaces in line with local Melanesian customary court use

Whitefield McQueen Irwin Alsop will design a new courthouse building for the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, an archipelago off the coast of Australia.

The A$32.5m ($26.9m) supreme courthouse building will feature adaptable spaces in line with local Melanesian customary court uses.

Whitefield McQueen Irwin Alsop will collaborate with Professor Graham Brawn for the project, which is inspired by local cultural aspects.

The scheme will be located on the existing courthouse site, which was burnt down in 2007.

The design will be equipped to address the tropical and seismic environment, according to architectureanddesign.com.au.