High Court and Palace of Justice
Designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, the structure is defined by its parasol-like roof and the three giant 60-feet tall columns in bright colours that form the entrance. It has an abbreviated L-shaped plan, with eight law courts and a high court on the ground floor, and offices on the first floor. The long facade of the building that faces the capital plaza contains courtrooms.
The parasol double-roof has an upper roof that is cantilevered out, over the office blocks, providing them shade against the harsh sun, and providing a trough to collect rainwater and transfer it to the reflecting pools. The two layers of the roof provide ventilation by air current movements. The brise-soleil, that deflects sunlight, covers the entire front facade and has narrow vertical spaces with shutters to provide ventilation.