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Egg shaped courtrooms--or wine barrels?

It was suggested to me that the courtrooms in the glass addition by Sir Richard Rogers were modeled... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2015
mrsagf
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washington dc
Enjoyed the architecture of the modern side of the Palais de Justice

It is possible to go through security at the back/modern side of the building to see the... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016
Karen L
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Paris, France
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13 Mar 2016
“Enjoyed the architecture of the modern side of the Palais de Justice”
19 Aug 2015
“Egg shaped courtrooms--or wine barrels?”
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

It is possible to go through security at the back/modern side of the building to see the interesting modern space up close. Remaining very discrete - it is possible to look inside the 'barrels' to see the courtrooms which, according to the guards can hold...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

It was suggested to me that the courtrooms in the glass addition by Sir Richard Rogers were modeled after wine barrels--but whatever. I didn't brave Security to get in (and, apparently, it is possible to do so) but saw the barrels from the exterior. The...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 20 July 2015

You must have luck to discover that the "main building" has an addition. This is Richard Rogers work from 1998, when he added a new part to the old building. His egg shaped creations are really worth to see.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

This is a working law court, so there is not a lot to see as a visitor although it may be worth a quick look inside to watch the lawyers in their wigs and gowns buy their coffees from the coffee machine! The entrance is...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank HolidayForUs
Reviewed 23 October 2013

if you want to see Richard Rogers architecture - go along and have a look at this building it is initially unlike LAW COURTS but in fact that is just what it is large egg-shaped wooden 'pods' sit in what appears to be a big...More

Date of experience: October 2013
5  Thank franceabroadfrench
Reviewed 25 January 2012

On the site of the ancient (and exploded) castle Ha, Sir Richard Rogers designed this expansion to the existing courts building in 1998. The new addition is a wonderful play of glass and wood, with egg shaped courtrooms aligned inside of a glass enclosure. The...More

Date of experience: January 2012
3  Thank Helasoula
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