judicial complex graz-jakomini

A new entrance and administrative building is planned for the Graz-Jakomini penitentiary, next to the building of the Regional Court that dates back to the 19th century. The building is equipped with state-of-the-art security technology. The decisive aspects of this project are for one embedding functional requirements created by a modern penal system into the surrounding city and building and secondly the assurance of smooth and perfect, long-term operation of the entire complex of the Jakomini penal institution – above all in terms of security technology – and possible future extensions. The draft aims at using the detached location of the old penitentiary in combination with the regional court in its urban setting and to underline the solitary character of the complex under monument protection and to group the new buildings in a similarly compact manner and so that expansion is possible.


location: Austria - 8010 Graz, Conrad von Hötzendorferstraße
client: BIG – Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft mbH
occupant: ministry of justice
presented by: BIG Services - Immobiliengesellschaft des Bundes mbH
general planer: Hohensinn Architektur
competition: open competition throughout the EU 1.range / 2008
usable floor space: 3.580 m²
start of planning: 01 / 2009
submisson of drafts: 07 / 2009
building costs net: EUR 8.4 million

structural consultant: Thomas Lorenz ZT GmbH
building services: TB Ing. Pechmann
construction physics: Consulting Engineers GmbH & Co KEG, Rosenfelder & Höfler
safety engineering: pi-Planungs GmbH