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A Hong Kong Judicial Assembly Wong Wai Hou Zachary zachary.whwong@gmail.com


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Central, Hong Kong SAR, China Program

Courthouse, Office and Archive Area

6,785 m2 Height

83 m No. of floors

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How much is Hong Kong worth? Raised by Richard Hughes in 1968, questioning the return of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China. A borrowed place in borrowed time. A city constructed in the space allowed within the given time. Hong Kong is an asset in the space of China. This started the modern history of Hong Kong. Colonization is politics, from the initiation of colonization to the city building process in colonizing, so as to recolonize it. In the post colonial era, Hong Kong prompt to seek for an identity. The identity that allows her to stand between China, Hong Kong, and the British the former occupiers. It literally means a collision of opposite political ideologies, rule by the philosophy of socialism and rule by law. When doubt prevails, so it is law, a formal expression of justice, that people adhere to in recolonizing their city.

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+69.0M Court Hall 2

+44.0M Main Court

+29.0M Courthouse 1 & 2

+20.0M Court Hall

+0.0M Ground

-8.4M Public Ground

Court of Final Appeal

Central Station

Judiciary Court Public

! Anatomy The Hong Kong Judicial Assembly cuts through the old Statue Square producing the sunken plaza for voices of justice in the city, with regards to its immediate site context, the Court of Final Appeal, the Chinese Liaison Office and the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters Building.

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Legal systems

UK

PRC China Participate

Communist Party POLITBURO

Prime Minister mutual balancing

Chairman

By election

House of Commons

PARLIAMENT

Premier under

HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT

740 peers, 650 members of parliament

By election

By appointment

NATIONAL PEOPLE’S CONGRESS

House of Lords

STATE COUNCIL

2985 members

mutual balancing

mutual balancing

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PRIVY COUNCIL

Participate

1 chief office, 27 minitries

SUPREME PEOPLE’S COURT

By appointment

Constituinal Judge

Hong Kong Communist Party POLITBURO subordinate submission

Chinese Liaison Office

PARLIAMENT

replacement

740 peers, 650 members of parliament

NATIONAL PEOPLE’S CONGRESS

STATE COUNCIL

replacement

1 chief office, 27 minitries

2985 members submission

mutual balancing

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL 60 members, 30 geographical constituencies, 30 functional constituencies

“All against one”?

HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT

submission

GOVERNMENT 1 chief executive, 3 secretaries, 12 policy bureau

non-structured tension

mutual balancing

mutual balancing

JUDICIARY

Court of final appeal, high court, disstrict court and others

PRIVY COUNCIL

CITIZEN

1 chief office, 27 minitries

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Programme List: usage of architecture

Juridical L Juridical M Juridical S Research XL Research L Research M Research S

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Public XL Public L Public M Public S Additional XL Additional L Additional S

Press Conference Hall

Court Gatherings

Archive Court Hall

Public Court

Lawyer

Professionals

Relatives

Research

Researcher

Judge

Custody

Gatherings

Court Clerk

Public

Public

Judiciary

Programme Blend: composition for design

CROSS SECTION Law Case Archive

The section cuts through the design at the Court of Final Appeal and the public plaza facing the existing Legislative Council Building.


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Juridical Program 1 Custody Area 2 Courthouse 3 Prep Room 4 Judges’ Office 5 Rest House 6 Judge Retire Room 7 Clerk of Court Office 8 Robing Room 9 Security Area 10 Office 11 Consultant’s Office 12 Plant Room

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Public Program A Conference Hall B Entrance Hall C Court Hall D Waiting Room E Library F Book Store G Cafeteria H Archival Library I Catalogue Room J Discussion Room K Multi Media Centre L Technician Office M Small Auditorium N Librarian Office O Central Metro Station P Shops and Restaurant Q Carpark


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