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Singapore Supreme Court

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Location
Singapore
Client
 
Year
2006
Area

The present Supreme Court Building was designed by British architectural firm Foster and Partners and local architectural consultants CPG Corporation and TID as the Interior Design Consultant. The building is clad in translucent sheets of Portuguese rosa aurora marble. The liberal use of glass in atria,skylights and lift shafts, and the open layout of the building, are said to signify the ideal of transparency in the law.

There are 12 civil courts, 8 criminal courts and 3 appellate courts in the building. The court of appeal is on the highest level, in a disc-shaped structure that is a modern interpretation of the old court’s dome and is intended to represent the impartiality of justice.