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A new building is being built for the Court of Amsterdam – the largest court in the Netherlands – on its current site in the Zuidas district of Amsterdam. The new court will have a vast area of rooms and office space that has been specially designed to cater for the building’s use. The building will open its doors in mid-2020.
Choice of NACH consortium
In April 2016, the Central Government Real Estate Agency selected the New Amsterdam Court House (NACH) consortium to design, finance, build, maintain and operate the new Amsterdam Court House building. ABT – together with Macquarie Capital, DVP, KAAN Architecten, Heijmans and Facilicom – is part of NACH.
Prominent open building
A preliminary design showed a prominent open building that gives employees and visitors a view of the city and allows passers-by a glimpse into the building. It is of central importance to NACH that the administration of justice is a public matter of the highest importance. This starting point gives shape to the building, which could also be described as prominent and accessible. The forecourt, the central hall in the building and the foyers, the waiting areas for visitors, are a continuation of the city. Visitors are able to visit secure areas, whilst judges, registrars and representatives of the Public Prosecution Service have their own secure routes.