Mercy Dune


» Location
The Hague, Netherlands
» Data


Project: International Criminal Court

Critic: Preston Scott Cohen

Program: 4 Courtrooms, 50,000 sqm Administrative Space

Status: GSD Studio Project


» Text

This project explores the possibility of architecture to act as a redemptive force in the face of tremendous injustice. Though this project is situated in the Hague, its ambitions are universal, it's principal critique is that the crimes which will be tried here are so heinous that there is no possibility of retribution, and so it is the mission of this architecture to seek a space for redemption, not for the criminals that pass through its bowels, but for the afflicted population who enter through its landscape.