Gallery: Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Ny Anstalt Prison Heals With a Connect...

Schmidt Hammer Lassen just won first price in a competition to design the Ny Anstalt Correctional Facility in Nuuk, Greenland. Their proposal seeks to create connections with nature and light to bring about rehabilitation, and the prison will be built to conform to the landscape using raw materials like concrete, wood and corten steel. Each prisoner has access to views of the surrounding landscape from their cell and throughout the facility. The designers believe that this connection will reduce physical violence and help heal inmates emotionally.

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