Profit in parallel assignment - FOJAB designs new building for Göta Hovrätt and Kammarrätten in Jönköping.

After a parallel design assignment, Castellum, in collaboration with the Swedish National Courts Administration, has now chosen to proceed with FOJAB's proposal for a new court building in Jönköping.

A unanimous jury selected FOJAB's proposal as the winner, highlighting its strong architectural design and qualities in the urban space.

From the jury's statement: "FOJAB presents a consistent facade design with vertical elements that nicely holds the different facade lives - the different volumes - together as a whole. The building is slightly set back from the property line, which is used for public spaces. They are located towards the park and Lake Munksjön and are considered to be a positive addition to city life....Fojab's proposal is considered to best meet the expectations we have of a court building".

- "We are extremely proud and happy about this prestigious assignment. At FOJAB, we have extensive experience of working with court buildings and the special functional requirements associated with this type of project. This, in combination with a strong idea, has paved the way for a high quality proposal," says Kjell Adamsson, responsible architect at FOJAB.

The new Court of Appeal building fits into the existing structure and connects the buildings along the western shore of Lake Munksjön. The building volume is built up with different scales in relation to its context and the surrounding urban environment. The building is pulled back from the plot boundary, which creates areas for the public to stay and move around the new court of appeal. The urban spaces are also activated by distributing several different entrances around the building, which creates life and movement.

The façade is designed with light sand-colored vertical and horizontal elements. The vertical elements limit the direct solar radiation and enhance the design of the building. The building has been specifically designed with the availability of daylight and the high environmental ambitions in mind. The building is designed to meet the requirements of the Miljöbyggnad level GOLD certification system.

- Based on a strong idea, we have developed a project of high architectural quality. The new court building has a strong character and dignity that takes advantage of the unique location and urban space at Munksjön," says Stefan Johansson, architect and creative director at FOJAB.

The competition team consisted of Stefan Johansson, Mikael Pettersson, Catarina Boström, Natalie Adelhoefer, Jonas Ruthblad and Kjell Adamsson.