ÆVI is TUPELO ar+d's proposal for a new courthouse in the city of Bergen.
The clean principle of "3 slices" frames the courthouse functions. The middle slice, a slashed-slate volume, houses the courtrooms. The front slice is a public space. The rear slice houses the judge's offices. The main stair penetrates the central slate volume. The stair transforms from a circular geometry at ground level to an ellipse at roof level. The volume is stitched together with an armor mesh of glass and metal.