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[PACIFIC] New Ocean Platform Prison

14/12/2012 by architectural competitions

INTRODUCTION
The imprisonment of people is probably one of the big taboo within our modern society. A Prison is a place in which people are physically confined and usually deprived of a range of personal freedoms. Imprisonment or incarceration is a legal penalty that may be imposed by the state for the commission of a crime. The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth’s oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south, bounded by Asia and Australia in the west, and the Americas in the east.

AIM OF THIS COMPETITION
The aim of this International Competition is to design a New Prison afloat the Pacific Ocean, using an oil Platform as a reference structure. The design of this new Platform will include all the facilities a prison may need including cells, exercise yard, etc.. with a design that still facilitates human rights within the deemed confinement. The architecture of this new building should reflect contemporary design tendencies, standing out for its uniqueness as a prison.
This competition hopes to achieve the following:
_To investgate new direction and functionality of incarceration including methods of confinement.
_To generate the discussion of ideas regarding the ambiguous role of architecture in relation to the punishment of imprisonment.
_Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing a highly functional piece of architecture with an economic and safety advantages for all.
_Encourage and reward design excellence on a large scale, which integrates function, structure, details, etc within an Ocean environment.
_Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.
COMPETITION STRUCTURE
This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifing the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest. This is an open International Competition hosted by [AC-CA]™ to generate progressive contemporary design ideas. There are no plans for the Ocean Platform Prison to be built. For more information please Download the Competition Brief from the website.

SCHEDULE
Competition Officially Announced – 06th November 2012
_Start of Competition and Early Bird Registration – 08th November to 20th December 2012
_Late Competition Registration – 21st December 2012 to 18th February 2013
_Deadline for Questions – 31st January 2013
_Closing Date for Submissions – 22nd February 2013
_Jury Evaluation – 27th February – 06th March 2013
_Announcement of Winners and Publication at www.ac-ca.org – 08th March 2013

More information on website ac-ca.org/en



1 Comment

  1. Muzi says:

    I t would be a good idea if the designers have an idea of how much will cost to set up an accunot with you if selected a winner. This way only those with the resources will take part in the contest. It will also save time with those that can not afford the setting up.It will also be good for designers as they will not waist their time if they know they can not afford the contest after winning.

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