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Commonwealth Law Courts

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Identification

Commonwealth Law Courts
Dame Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts
171618

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
glass
curtain wall
light brown light green light orange
futurism

Usages

governmental office court house

Facts

  • Police Headquarters formerly occupied this site.
  • The eucalyptus green colour on the façade was chosen to pay homage to Colonel Light's garden city plan, as well as the native eucalypt and dry grass vegetation that is common on the Adelaide Plains.
  • The building was awarded a Commendation in the 'New Buildings' category by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (SA Chapter) award ceremony in 2006.
  • This building will contain 3 courts for the Federal Magistrate's Court, 9 courts for the Federal Court, 10 courts for the Family Court and 20 judge's chambers.
  • This building was officially opened by the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, on February 3, 2006.
  • The axis of 'the Opal' runs in a line to the exact position of a traditional Aboriginal meeting point in Victoria Square.
  • The tapered ellipse structure, known as 'the Opal', is clad in pre-weathered copper.
  • The sienna and ochre colours on the façade were chosen to represent the colours of the Adelaide Plains and the arid hinterland.
  • The tapered ellipse structure will house the ceremonial courts.
  • The slight recess of the metal panels behind the glass provides an impression of depth in the building's glass curtain that changes with the movement of the sun throughout the day.

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Location

1-15 Angas Street
1-15 Angas Street, at Victoria Square
5000
Adelaide
South Australia
Australia

Technical Data

187.01 ft
157.48 ft
11
2002
2005
$96,000,000

Involved Companies

Hassell

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