Harrisburg Federal Courthouse

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Harrisburg Federal Courthouse

Inspired by Harrisburg’s civic history, regional landscape, and evolving Midtown urban fabric, the building design aims to establish the new United States Federal Courthouse as a northern gateway and contemporary civic landmark that embodies the vital intersection between the Federal judiciary and the community it serves.

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Located on the geographic ridgeline between the Susquehanna River and Paxton Creek at the corner of Sixth and Reily Streets, the new courthouse aims to build upon Midtown Harrisburg’s history and sense of community.  The building and its surrounding landscape will be a civic icon and public space that serves as a catalyst for further revitalization of the area while promoting stronger visual and physical links to the Capitol Complex and the rest of Harrisburg.  

The building massing, a legible intersection of primary program elements, is a framework for understanding the role of the Federal Judiciary in the greater Harrisburg regional landscape and its role within the surrounding community and local civic realm.The rhythm and horizontality of the building’s podium elements subtly reference the numerous bridge structures which span the Susquehanna.  

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The curvilinear geometry of Sixth Street, extending north from the Capitol Complex, links the courthouse to the City at an urban planning scale by symbolically extending into the building to define the primary public arrival sequence.

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The Main Entry Level, accessed from 6th street, houses the majority of the public spaces within the building which include the Public Lobby, Café and Jury Assembly, Shared Meeting Spaces and District Clerk Public Counter.  Other program spaces located in the building podium are U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Grand Jury, Bankruptcy Clerk Offices, District Clerk Offices, Trustees Offices and Meeting Room, U.S. Marshals Space, and General Service Administration Offices. The elevator bank connects the public lobby space at all levels including the Courtroom and Judges’ Chambers floors in the tower above. 

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The Main Entry Level, accessed from 6th street, houses the majority of the public spaces within the building which include the Public Lobby, Café and Jury Assembly, Shared Meeting Spaces and District Clerk Public Counter.  Other program spaces located in the building podium are U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Grand Jury, Bankruptcy Clerk Offices, District Clerk Offices, Trustees Offices and Meeting Room, U.S. Marshals Space, and General Service Administration Offices. The elevator bank connects the public lobby space at all levels including the Courtroom and Judges’ Chambers floors in the tower above.

Sustainable design performance and environmental best-practice principles informed decision-making by the project team throughout the design phase. Mandated to achieve LEED NC v4 Gold and Sites v2 Silver certification, the project integrates durable passive strategies to achieve a 65% reduction in project greenhouse gas emissions and an EUI of 57.8 kbtu/SF. Increased thermal performance of the building envelope and optimized daylight access provide for higher levels of occupant comfort and health while decreasing operational costs over the service life of the building.  High efficiency systems include demand controlled ventilation, enthalpy wheel energy recovery, and chilled beams. 

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详情

时间
2022
项目地点
Harrisburg, PA
项目规模
243,000 GSF
功能
8 Courtrooms, Judicial Chambers, Court Support, Jury Assembly, Café, Grand Jury Suite, Probation and Pre-Trial Services, Federal Public Defender Office, Circuit Court Library, U.S. Marshal Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Trustee Office and Meeting Room, General Services Administration
LEED Gold (Pursuing)
SITES Silver (Pursuing)

团队

Ennead Design Team
Susan T. Rodriguez, Timothy Hartung, Brian Masuda, Melissa Sarko, Stefan Abel, Hsin Yi Wu, Julia Chapman, Gary Anderson, Chihwei Hsu, Jörg Kiesow, Stefan Knust, Patrick O'Neill, Mat Strack, Trevor Taub, Suzanne Troiano
Courts Planning Consultant
Ricci Greene Associates
Landscape ArchitectureConsultant
Balmori Associates