Thursday, October 2, 2008

Superior Court of Macau Building

Superior Court of Mcau Building is the home of the high courts of Macau.

Construction of the court house began in 1997 and was completed in 1999 in time for the handover. The court building is located next to the Macau Legislative Assembly Building in Nam Van Lake area.

The three storey structure uses various types of stones on a concrete core:

* bushamered Portuguese limestone
* polished gray lined marble – arabescato
* Portuguese black cleft slate
* Norwegian Cleft Alta Quartzite

Steel, glass, copper and wood are other materials used throughout the building.

The building was built by local architectural firm Mario Duarte Duque.

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