Toronto’s New Courthouse: “sculpted from the urban fabric into which it is placed”

Antonio Belvedere is the partner in charge of the new Toronto Courthouse project for Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW). He speaks to us about this project, recently awarded to the Paris-based architecture studio against competition from American firm Perkins Eastman. Ultimately it was not only by the lessons RPBW learned from its work on the Paris’ new law courts (Palais de Justice) that won over the Canadian jury, but above all the convincing manner in which the RPWB team applied the logic of urban planning and design to the project.

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