PLAZA CONNECTS COURTHOUSE AND DETENTION CENTER
DENVER JUSTICE CENTERDENVER, CO
EXTENDING DENVER'S CIVIC CORE
studioINSITE developed the Denver Justice Center Civic Mall Framework Master Plan, siting the complex along the east-west axis of the existing Civic Center District to the east and to the Cherry Creek riverfront to the west. The site design creates an outdoor plaza between the Courthouse and Detention Center.
DENVER'S SHOWCASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
The campus is a comprehensive network of bioswale water retention, stormwater treatment, and water conservation efforts. The project includes two publicly-accessible rooftop gardens and is an extensive year-round urban botanical garden displaying xeric and native plantings. Collectively these measures have established the Justice Center as Denver's showcase for sustainability and environmental stewardship. The project is the most comprehensive green design application in the City's History.