WMCQIA secure tender to design new Supreme Court for Government of Vanuatu
Melbourne based WMCQIA (Whitefield McQueen Irwin Alsop) has beaten 5 other firms across Australia and New Zealand to win the tender to design the new multiple courtroom Supreme Court for the Government of Vanuatu.
Designed by Tim Whitefield, David Moody and Professor Graham Brawn of Melbourne University this VT2.715B (A$32M) building will replace the old Supreme Court on the same site that was destroyed by fire a few years ago. Located in the hills above Port Vila, this scheme hopes to incorporate the country’s first significant sustainable building.
Designed to respond to the Melanesian Culture the building is transparent, with a seamless connection between internal and external environments, each courtroom having connection to a balcony or garden. The design responds to the Evolving Role and Form of Justice in Vanuatu’s Democracy.