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the hall of justice stands as a monument to the administration of justice in trinidad and tobago. a joint venture with the firm hkpa (united kingdom), the design involved careful consideration of compatibility with the scale of the neighbouring buildings and woodford square. the specialised brief for the design of the courts, with separate discrete circulation patterns, proved challenging. construction started with only 15 drawings, but there were more than 3,000 by completion. design highlights include the major internal spaces, the court hall, as well as the convocation hall.

project client: government of trinidad and tobago
project architect: anthony c. lewis associates and hkpa
project contractor: higgs & hill limited
civil + structural engineers: ks&p limited / harris & sutherland
mechanical + electrical engineers: adeb trinidad / adeb uk
interior designer: anthony c. lewis associates
quantity surveyor: hart & leonard / monk & dunston
area: 23,000 sq. metres
function: judicial building
location: port of spain, trinidad
status: completed 1981

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