The Heidelberg Judiciary building, a Baden-Württemberg PPP pilot project, includes the regional court, the city court and the prosecutor's office. The building allowed urban development to progress in a lively business and residential neighborhood around the Bahnhofstraße. The nearly square six-storey building is oriented toward the newly-designed "Justitia" square, which is the eastern bookend to the Kurfürstenanlage promenade. All uses are organized around two interior yards. One yard serves as a representative two-storey entrance hall. The second inner yard acts as an atrium that continues into the -1 level. The new administrative center is segmented as follows: On the ground level and on the first floor are the courtrooms, and on floors 3 and 4 are the city judiciary rooms. The public prosecutor's office and the regional court are on the upper floors. The project received the silver DGNB pre-certificate in 2010 for outstanding life cycle analysis and underreaching the EnEV. Additionally, the project received the special "Innovation prize of the PPP" in 2009.
Services: Architecture and landscaping
Client: JUKA Justice Center Kurfürstenanlage GmbH, represented by STRABAG Real Estate, Freiburg region, Freiburg and STRABAG Real Estate, Public Private Partnership Directorate, Cologne
General contractor: Ed. Züblin AG, Karlsruhe Directorate, Mannheim region, Mannheim
DGNB Certification: Silver (precertificate)
2009: Special "Innovation prize of the PPP" award