Gallery: New Danish Prison Ward Will Feature Animal Husbandry

 
Partner in C. F. Møller, Mads Mandrup, says of the design, "The inmates spend all their waken hours in the prison environment, and the architecture within the prison walls is therefore an extremely important part of their lives and experiential universe."

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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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