City of Justice of Malaga
Location: Teatinos, Málaga
Author: José Seguí Pérez. Architect
ESTUDIO SEGUÍ in collaboration with Javier Frechilla y J. Manuel
Commission: by Public International Competition cobveved by Junta de Andalucía
Built Area: 64.458 m2
The building of the “city of Justice” in Malaga, is located in an urban land of transition between the consolidated city and its new growth of Teatinos and University sectors.
Its special topographical conditions, form an attractive vantage point with respect to both urban sectors, and the adjoining built-up types determine the design of a horizontal proposal that facilitates the complex circulations and functionalities required by your program.
It is committed to a powerful base finished in ‘red travertine”which integrates the volume of the upper”Prism”with four orders of mullioned windows of concrete type”GRC”, moving between them to meet the different orientations of its four facades with their double interior skin of double-glazed windows mounted on prefabricated façade of white concrete that forms behind the mullions. A series of “Garden”interior galleries, structured by its horizontal and vertical gaps throughout the entire building, facilitates the natural lighting and ventilation of all its spaces nuanced with the “grid” of cover that acts as a sunscreen.
Finally, the building meets all interior circulations that a program of this nature demands, distinguishing and separating the public from the private. The project was the subject of an international competition that convened by the Ministry of economy and Finance of the Junta de Andalucía in 1999, is won by “Seguí study” in collaboration with the architects Javier Frechilla, J.Manuel López Peláez and important participation of different engineering, starting work in December 2002 and ending in May 2007.