Law Courts, Gothenburg: detail of a glass lift
|Architect/Designer||Asplund, Erik Gunnar (1885-1940)|
|Artist/Photographer||Charles, Martin (1940-2012)|
|Library Reference||MC A 020687|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Martin Charles / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Public buildings ; Law courts ; Lifts|
NOTES: The original law courts were built in 1672 by Nicodemus Tessin, but were rebuilt after a fire in 1732. In 1814-1817 an upper storey was added and the facade reworked by C. W. Carlberg. Later in the 19th century wings were added to the north and west, creating a central courtyard and the adjacent Commandant's House was taken over in1880 for use as offices. Asplund won a competition to redesign the courts in 1913, which was finally completed in 1937.
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