Danish Prison Design, C. F. Møller Architects
I have often wondered why it is that prison design isn’t something similar in condition to a 17th century naval prison ship, and I’m guessing the answer is possibly more complex than ‘because criminals have feelings to’.
One thing that perhaps is having an influence is the societal need to reform and correct, and there are those that believe with the right architectural design, a prison can be an environment to drive this.
Over in Denmark, C. F. Møller Architects have won a competition to to design a new State prison. Construction will take place until 2016, with the completed facility set to house 250 inmates.
Surrounded by landscape design, with a layout that creates a village feel, or that of a condensed urban space this is a prison with lofty ambition, I only hope the correctional facility can match the architecture in ambition. The only thing left is to get the inmates approval, I’d hate to seem what they’d do if they didn’t like it!
source: [C. F. Møller Architects]
photos: courtesy of C. F. Møller Architects