Perkins Eastman | Abu Dhabi Court Complex

Abu Dhabi Court Complex

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Perkins Eastman was the programmer, planner, and design architect for this 40,000 sm (430,556 sf) court complex in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This seven-story facility includes 34 courtrooms and 16 major judicial departments, including the Ministry of Justice, Prosecuting Attorneys, Ministry of Public Works along with the Labor, Criminal, Civil, and the Appeals court divisions.

To accommodate the region's robust growth, the building was planned as the first of a campus of specialty courts that will eventually include a family court, dedicated civil and criminal court buildings, central administration building, and major detention facility with tunnel links to the courthouses. The facility was designed to international best design practices and leading trends in court design, accessibility, security, and sustainability while complying with local codes and the requirements of Sharia Law.