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Children's Court of Victoria, Melbourne

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Children's Court of Victoria
477 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Children’s Court of Victoria is purpose-built Children’s Court facility in the Melbourne CBD, housing 7 courtrooms and 2 multi-purpose rooms.

All functions of the courts are housed within the building including pre-hearing, the court complex, clinic, support services and administration, with a clear geographical separation of those attending for criminal cases and those attending on protection cases.

The design philosophy was based on openness, accessibility and respect. Public entry to the building is off Little Lonsdale Street, with magistrate and separate custodial access via Lonsdale Lane.

The building design derives from humane modernist principles and utilises glass, steel, concrete and timber as the primary building materials.

Particular attention has been paid to the use of natural light within the building design, as well as the inclusion of several secure public outdoor areas.

Client
Department of Justice

Area
5,600 sqm

Completion
1999

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