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[PACIFIC] New Ocean Platform Prison Competition

[AC-CA] (Architectural Competition Concours d’Architecture) has recently announced a new international competition that’s challenging Architects, Architecture Graduated, Engineers and Students worldwide, to design a New Prison afloat the Pacific Ocean. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to enter the Competition.

This is an open international competition hosted to generate progressive contemporary design ideas.

Winning participants will receive prizes totaling US$ 6,000, distributed in three main awards. There will also be 7 honorable mentions.

[AC-CA] Announces [PACIFIC] New Ocean Platform Prison 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.

Much more details are available on the official website.

Entry Fee

  • Early Bird Registration: US$ 80 from 08th November to 20th December 2012
  • Late Registration: US$ 120 from 21st December 2012 to 18th February 2013