United States Courthouse by Richard Meier & Partners Architects
The United States Courthouse has been designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and represents a gravitational point of interest and anchor for the sprawling city of Phoenix, Arizona.
The interior looks like an urban landscape, where the ceremonial, glass-clad Special Proceedings Court rises as a cylindrical building volume. The exterior has a rectilinear geometry and its focal point is a massive atrium lobby which offers visitors a naturally acclimatized public space of outdoor proportion.
The atrium provides energy efficient space that is comfortable for public gatherings, and faces north, to receive the benefits of reflected light through a tessellated curtain wall of transparent and frit glass.