Horizon (2nd Place)

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Priyanshi Hiran ,Vanshika Arora ,Shivani Pisat
Arch 8 : Lock Unlock
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Competition Brief:
The goal is to design a medium security prison which would be addressing recidivism, life of inmates and society overall.
Narrative:
The proposal is a prison with the idea of Rehabilitation and not Imprisonment. This particular module is designed specifically to isolate these prisoners from everyone. The site is in a completely distant area.Isolation leads to self-introspection and helps recreate their identity. Community living helps them to live around people and this new culture will help them adjust to normalcy later in life. Practising self-sufficiency like farming, cooking, cleaning will help them become independent and various other activities allow them to explore their interests.
By reimagining such a facility, the structure exposes the users to a visual treat of the horizon, above water and below water. The multifaceted and dynamic form of the structure has been inspired by human swimming, how the balance and the movement in the structure have been done using alternate massing and motion. The courtyard has been provided to allow inmates to fish from within the structure negating the risk of escape. The use of scanning passages reduces the workload of the guards. Considering the encouragement of the inmates in various activities and duties of guards, the structure is made self-sustainable by the users themselves.
In order to avoid tracking the inmates and avoiding their escapes, the structure is always in motion.
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