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Title: New Supreme Court Building, Accra
Authors: Kanyi, Theodore Kwei
Issue Date: 28-Sep-1992
Series/Report no.: 1965;
Abstract: The purpose of this design thesis is to provide an appropriate solution to the problems faced by the Supreme Court of Judicature, Ghana related to accommodation, circulation systems and other ancillaries Objective : The objective is to conduct a thorough study into the function of the judiciary, vis-a-vis the level of facilities at its disposal. This study is expected to find a basis for the proposal of a new court house for the nation’s three superior courts which collectively constitute the Supreme Court of Judicature. SCOPE: Under article 126 (1) of the Fourth Republican Constitution of 1992, the Judiciary shall consist of a. the Supreme (Superior) Court of Judicature comprising i. The Supreme Court ii. The Court of Appeal iii. The High Court and Regional Tribunals b. Such lower courts and tribunals as Parliament may by Law establish. Basically the scope of this study shall be restricted to research work leading to design proposals for the Supreme Court of Judicature being the three Courts: The Supreme Court: The Court of Appeal and The High Court of Justice- This thesis project shall not make any proposals for the Regional tribunal because its mode or exercise of power differs from those of the three main Superior Courts listed above. It shall be assumed that the Greater Accra Regional tribunal shall occupy the present premises of the Supreme Court of Ghana whilst the proposals for the new Court house are implemented. Thus basically the scope would entail the General space and service needs of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and High Court of Justice. Those include: 1. Court rooms and their appendages. 2. Justices? Chambers and suites. 3. Offices for Registries 4. Offices for administration 5. Parking facilities for all court room participants and administrative staff 6. Storage facilities 7. Landscaping 8. Other ancilliaries Mode of Presentation This report is presented in parts in order of execution of study. The First stage inception and feasibility deals with the problem identification and objectives. The feasibility study is composed of documentation and analysis of the situation at the Supreme Court of Judicatures present premises. This is to investigate the authenticity of the problem defined and to serve as an exhibit for justification and basis for formulation of a statement of intent. The Second stage is the brief elaboration stage which deals with the outline of proposals emanating from the statement of intent that is general studies related to the effective dispensation of justice which would serve as a data bank to guide the evolution of a meaningful design proposal. The third part which is the Scheme design stage is information as to the design proposal which include 1. Design concepts ii. Appraisal of the design by way of drawings The report is illustrated with diagrams. For the purposes of clear distinction between information on the design and the pre-design information, the first two stages of the study are put together to constitute the first part and the third stage constitutes the part two of the report.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, 1992
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3361
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