Law Courts, Gothenburg: a refreshment area at first-floor gallery level
|Architect/Designer||Asplund, Erik Gunnar (1885-1940)|
|Artist/Photographer||Charles, Martin (1940-2012)|
|Library Reference||MC Unreferenced|
|Credit||Martin Charles / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Food & drink ; Coffee shops ; Public buildings ; Law courts|
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. See RIBA132243 for a black and white version of this image
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