Warren and Mahoney has been commissioned as lead architect (in association with Cox Architecture and Opus Architecture) to design the new Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct (CJESP). The precinct will be the largest combined justice and emergency services facility in Australasia and will be the first government funded anchor project to be constructed as a key component of the CERA Blueprint for recovery, generated as a result of the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.
The 40,000m2 precinct will house 19 courtrooms, a state of the art emergency operations centre, and new facilities for Police, Corrections, Fire Service, St John, and the Emergency Management teams of the Ministry of Civil Defence, Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury.
The precinct will be designed to IL 4 standard, ensuring that it will withstand significant seismic events and remain in operation to provide central services to the Christchurch community.
The precinct will deliver on the New Zealand Ministry of Justice requirement for facilities to not only offer more effective operations and inter-agency collaboration but also higher levels of amenity for the public who will use the building on a daily basis. The facility will be transformative, breaking away from the 19th and 20th century traditions of defensive and 'exclusive' architecture and embracing a more open, transparent and connected environment.
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