The Newcastle Courthouse is located on Hunter Street within Sydney’s main civic precinct, housing both a courthouse and local government office.

Project Name: Newcastle Courthouse
Studio Name:
Cox Architecture
Project size:
8300 m2
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Photography: John Gollings

Newcastle Courthouse by Cox Architecture - Sheet1
Exterior View ©John Gollings

The design includes twelve courtrooms and appears open and inviting while conveying its civic importance. The experience of the public has been given high-priority through open atrium spaces, integrated public art and waiting environments with high levels of comfort – including separated spaces for opposing parties.

Newcastle Courthouse by Cox Architecture - Sheet2
Workstation ©John Gollings

The triangular shape of the site was utilised with internal public circulation and waiting spaces that overlook the entry forecourt.

Newcastle Courthouse by Cox Architecture - Sheet3
Atrium ©John Gollings

Designers also used the building’s shape to take advantage of good solar access and views of the harbour.

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