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Newcastle Law Courts by Laura Milner

PROJECT LOCATION:   Church Street, Newcastle
EMAIL:   laura.milner@uon.edu.au

The proposed Newcastle Law Courts are a response to the changing relationship between law courts and the public. The design creates an open and accessible environment that breaks down negative associations with law courts, re-establishing it as a place where people can go for help and resolution.

Restorative justice principles have been used to create court rooms that balance the relationship of the victim and accused without repression or exclusion, fostering equal dialogue between them, and focusing on their personal needs to help themselves and their community.