Housing of the Kosovo court in the Raamweg 47-building, a former school stemming from 1910 which was in use with Europol until 2011. The commission is a Design & Construct-assignment for which cepezed cooperates with BAM. The design is an interpretation and eleaboration of a preliminary design by the Central Government Real Estate Agency. cepezedinterior takes care of the materialization of the interior (look & feel) and designs a number of building blocks within the court including fixed furniture modules in the waiting room, the meeting room, the pressroom and the offices.
The Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor's Office will judge serious crimes that the Kosovo Liberation Army has alledgedly committed during the period 1999-2000 against ethnic minorities and political opponents. Because suspects may be regarded as freedom fighters by parts of the Kosovar people, the trials are sensitive within Kosovar society. Since witnesses might feel threatened in Kosovo itself, the adjudgement will take place in The Hague. Offering a suitable location for authorities as the Kosovo court is in line with Dutch cabinet policy and the development of The Hague as International City of Peace and Justice. Completion is planned for spring 2018.