Justice Palace
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Externally, the Justice Palace is a group of buildings behind walls, with traditional elements such as gates and towers. Internally, the use of columns, courtyards and narrow alleys which receive daylight, sometimes direct sunlight, remind one of traditional elements used in institutional buildings, or Mamluk houses of the Islamic era.

The Justice Palace is connected to the Great Mosque of Riyadh by a large public plaza. To the south of the Palace are three buildings housing the Riyadh Municipality, the Governorate, and Police HQ.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

See also:

Clark, Arthur. 1999. "Saudi Arabia's Centennial: The Centennial's Jewel -- Riyadh". In Saudi Aramco, January/February. Available on Saudi Aramco Website. http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/199901/saudi.arabia.s.centennial.the.centennial.s.jewel.riyadh.htm. [Accessed September 21, 2006]
Location
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Events
1987
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 8,000 m² ; total site area: 14,660 m²
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Justice Palace
Qasr al-Hokm
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Qasr al Hokm
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Qasr al-Hukm
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Qasr al Hukm
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Building Usages
courthouse
government
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Shortlisted Project