The project is a replacement of the canopy that was added onto the law courts in 1979-80. Originally intended as a public concourse, the existing canopy has begun to fail, with severe leaking throughout the structure. NEXT was appointed to design a long term solution for galleria which also compliments the existing architecture.
The project manages a number of tricky variables. The existing canopy needs complete replacement, and it ties into the original 1973 building. The solution balances the need for replacement, and maintaining regular use during daytime hours.