High Court at Chattisgarh

"A symbol of justice & integrity, the High Court at Chattisgarh combines traditional elements of design with a modern interpretation "

The High Court at Chattisgarh was designed as a competition entry for the Government of Bilaspur. It was envisioned that the buildings embody the ideals of justice & integrity.

A symmetrical plan culminating in a central dome emphasized the power and grandeur of this building, created to bring justice to the people of the land. The symmetry and order in the planning reflect the qualities of an organized system and the equality with which the court is conducted. The people being the most important, tremendous care was taken for the comfort of the public by providing waiting areas with ample natural light and an open plan with courtyards and green ideal for the climate of the region.

A simple and distinctive circulation system was planned segregating the entrances for the judges, advocates, court staff and the public with separate, secure entrances and exits planned for high security convicts. The corridors were lined with traditional archways with a modern interpretation allowing natural light to flood the interiors.

The complex was planned for future expansion upto double its capacity without affecting the working of existing courts. The proposal included residential facilities for the judicial staff. This was planned as an eco-friendly neighbourhood with a balanced mix of public & private spaces and a composite vehicular, pedestrian and cycle path road separated by landscaping.

Project Facts
  • Area: 82,500 sqft
  • Location: Bilaspur, Chhatisgarh
  • Status: Competition Entry - 2005
  • Client: Anguri Devi Maman Chand Global Education and Welfare Society
  • Cost: 85.6 CR