District Court, Malmo, Sweden

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Date Built
This elegant court house building occupies an attractive canal-side site on the edge of the Malmo City Centre, not far from the central railway station and the old harbour.  It is clad in what the architect describes as, "... horizontal fibre concrete 'stones' of differing depths with long 'ribbon' glazing running along the length of the building."  Inside, " .... a glazed central atrium lined by nine court rooms serves as an indoor city square where people meet and interact between court sessions and meetings. Three upper floors are occupied by offices designed to maximise views out over the canal and the city."