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Madrid Relaunches the ‘Ciudad de la Justicia’ with the Opening of its First Building in October

Yesterday, the Community of Madrid's Ministry of Justice awarded the tender for the work to complete the Forensic Anatomical Institute and reactivate the unification of the judicial offices in Valdebebas.

16 years after it was first conceived, the area known as the ‘Ciudad de la Justicia’ in Madrid is going to commission the opening of its first building. The property in question is the now famous ‘Donut’, the only building that was actually built in this development, which was intended to be the largest judicial complex in Europe. This will represent the first step in the resumption of this iconic urban project, which previous economic crises and question marks over its viability had left fallow.

The first building in the judicial complex will house Madrid’s Institute of Legal Medicine. Designed with a circular floor plan (with a radius spanning 27 metres), the property spans 13,500 square metres spread over eight floors – including two basement levels and five above-ground storeys. During the darkest days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the building served as a makeshift morgue and, following its completion, it will serve to combat the ravages of coronavirus.

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