Located in Putrajaya is the Istana Kehakiman or otherwise known as the Palace of Justice. This is where the 2 highest courts of Malaysia are housed, namely the Malaysian Court of Appeal and the Federal Courts respectively.
The Palace of Justice takes over the duties of the 2 federal courts after it was launched in the early 2000s when it moved here from the previous location in Kuala Lumpur at the Sultan Abdul Samad Building which has been the main court houses for many decades.
The first impression anyone has when looking at the Palace of Justice would surely be on its Islamic architecture and design, particularly its Moorish elements which are often seen in other Malaysian iconic buildings like the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.
It was designed to hold a large atrium and many court rooms within its realms which was designed by aQidea Architect which was responsible for the Putra Perdana complex as well. Located within the Palace of Justice are 2 Appeal Courts and 6 Federal Courts the principal architect involved in this project was Ahmad Rozi A Wahab who laid out the main motif of the building that was very much inspired by India’s Taj Mahal and Palladian culture.
Within the Palace of Justice is a 5-storey building which is used by the judiciary like the chambers of the Appeal and Federal Court judges while the courts and offices are housed in the 2-storey building that includes a Library on the ground floor.