Thus 3XNielsen designed the key functions of the courthouse in separate sections of the building.Contrasts glass-concrete
The monolithic white concrete sections are united by a single, free-floating, aluminium roof, shaped as a giant wing. Beneath the wing, glass walls connecting the various sections create a common lobby with cloakrooms, waiting rooms and access to other parts of the building.
The way in which the white concrete monoliths penetrate the glass wall emphasises the use of glass as a membrane to break down the strict distinction between outside and inside.Contrasts black-white
The building is a dramatic representative of deconstructivism, and contains many impressive features.
A good example is the three large, pre-cast black concrete columns at the entrance to the building. The columns, which have a high gloss, polished finish, are based on AALBORG WHITE
cement, and they deliberately do not quite reach, or support, the wing shaped roof.White in-situ details
A lot of effort was put into designing the in-situ moulds for the, carefully segmented white concrete facades. The architects worked with the idea of using the joint holes left by the moulds to obtain an aesthetic effect on the facades.
Special stainless steel plugs were also designed to cover the joint holes, thus completing the design.White concrete durability
On visiting the building, it is evident that this is a striking example of how well white concrete ages. AALBORG WHITE
cement and standard dark aggregates were used for the concrete mix in order to achieve the special off-white look.
The building sections have not been cleaned or treated in any way over the years, and both interior and exterior white concrete faces remain in mint condition.