Gallery: New Danish Prison Ward Will Feature Animal Husbandry

When you think 'prison', raising sheep and growing veggies isn't really something that comes to mind, but that's exactly what C. F. Møller is proposing for a new Danish state prison on island of Falster. The Scandinavian firm recently won the award to design the new facility, which is set to replace an outdated state prison in Vridsløselille. Star-shaped prison wards, mentally conscious design, animal husbandry, gentle landscaping and sports facilities will be integrated to provide a stimulating environment able to promote the re-socialization of inmates.

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  1. Corban December 17, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    To the question of crime, there are two approaches:

    – Preventive: Make sure no one wants to commit a crime
    – Curative: Make sure, once a crime has occurred, that the criminal is no longer a threat to society.

    Norway’s Halende and Bastoy Prisons also take a curative approach. But if you reduce the cost of crime, this will not reduce the incidence of crime. I feel these are just proofs of concept, and aren’t scalable.

  2. Holcim Awards December 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Great project and I love the creative ideas of integrating the building into the landscape along with the tending of animals. A really fantastic concept.

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