Designed by Perkins+Will, AOC Long Beach Courts Building is located in Long Beach, United States. Dictated by context and solar orientation, it opens itself to the City and simultaneously embraces those arriving. The Court Building rises from an office podium of fluted concrete panels, while eight courtrooms per floor are organised in a ‘V’ configuration and expressed in shiplapped precast concrete. Clad in composite aluminum panels the judicial chambers and jury deliberation rooms are grafted between each pair of courtrooms.
Public circulation for the trial courts offers views to the Pacific Ocean and is inspired by the movement of water. Bowing outward to accept the population discharging into the Sky Lobby, the curtain wall exhibits a poetic elegance and serves to introduce the Long Beach Court Building to the community.