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Mas d’Enric Penitentiary in Tarragona, Spain by A i B arquitectes + Estudi PSP Arquitectura

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Article source: A i B arquitectes + Estudi PSP Arquitectura

The prison is an uncomfortable institution and its architecture is often subjugated to technocratic criteria. This servility forces the prison out of the sociocultural realm where it belongs, thus erasing it from public discourse. The invisibility of the penitentiary as an institution demonstrates an unresolved contradiction underlying contemporary society. We intend to explore this contradiction through architecture.

Aerial view : Image courtesy A i B arquitectes + Estudi PSP Arquitectura 

  • Architects: A i B arquitectes + Estudi PSP Arquitectura
  • Project: Mas d’Enric Penitentiary
  • Location: Paratge Mas d’Enric, 43764 El Catllar, Catalonia, Spain
  • Developer: Generalitat de Catalunya, Justice Department
  • Concessionaire: Superficiària CP Mas d’Enric
  • Construction Company: COMSA-EMTE
  • Surface Area: 74.130 sqm (built) + 130.163 sqm (landscape and infrastructure)
  • Budget: 113.830.553 €
  • Construction: Desembre 2009-Abril 2012
  • Lead Architects: Roger Paez i Blanch (A i B estudi d’arquitectes SLP), Joan Maria Pascual i Cañellas (Estudi PSP Arquitectura SCP)

Holmsheidi Prison in Reykjavik, Iceland by ARKÍS Architects

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Article source: ARKÍS Architects

The design of the prison is based on three key elements. First, is a main guard station as a central cylindrical form washed by daylight from a surrounding skylight. The skylight and guard station rise up from the building as a smooth cone, contrasting the buildings sharp edges. The second set of elements is internal courtyards forming the heart of each cell block. The courtyards let daylight into the cell blocks, allowing the possibility to spend time outdoors and in some cases; prisoners enjoy views into the courtyards.

Exterior : Image courtesy ARKÍS Architects 

  • Architects: ARKÍS Architects
  • Project: Holmsheidi Prison
  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

Hydroelectric Waterfall Prison by Margot Krasojevic

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Margot Krasojevic

The prison is located in the Pacific Ocean close to the Canadian coastline. The main program is a sustainable prison which acts as a hydroelectric power station. Constructed of steel reinforced concrete, it’s vertical structure consists of a floating tension-leg platform tethered to the seabed eliminating most vertical movement, with depths up to 2,000m.

Image Courtesy Decodeine

  • Architects: Dr. Margot Krasojevic
  • Project: Hydroelectric Waterfall Prison
  • Software used: Maya and 3dS Max

New Danish state prison in Gundslev, Falster by C. F. Møller Architects

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

NEW, CLOSED STATE PRISON IN FALSTER

The prison is uniquely designed as a small village and integrates several landscape features, among other things animal husbandry, within the perimeter wall.

C. F. Møller Architects has won the competition to build a new, closed state prison on the island of Falster. The new state prison for approximately 250 inmates is designed as a low, urban structure, centred round the various leisure and working facilities, which are connected via several streets and a central square.

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  • Architect: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Name of Project: New Danish state prison
  • Location: Blichersvej, Gundslev, Falster, Denmark
  • Client: The Danish Prison and Probation Service
  • Size: 32000 m²

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