Tel Aviv new courthouse 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
At a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday for Tel Aviv’s new courthouse, Supreme
Court President Dorit Beinisch said that it was right that the court should
stand at the heart of the city’s cultural district.
“It will stand here
as a symbol of the court’s important place at the cultural, spiritual and social
center,” said Beinisch.
An extension of the existing courthouse on
Weizmann Street in central Tel Aviv, the new building is scheduled to be ready
in 2014 and will cost around NIS 300 million.
Architects Amnon Rechter
have designed the courthouse from environmentally friendly
When it is complete, the new structure will provide
approximately 20,000 sq.m.
of much-needed space to the existing court
facilities. Most of the extra space has been earmarked for district court
proceedings, but the magistrate’s court will also use part of the new
The youth court will be transferred to an existing court
building on Shocken Street in south Tel Aviv.