Project: [PACIFIC 06] Ocean Platform Prison
Designed by Taller de Casquería
Project Team: Ramón Martínez, Jorge Sobejano
Location: Pacific Ocean
[AC-CA] received 152 proposals for the design of Ocean Platform Prison – [PACIFIC 06] but the winning design comes from architecture students Ramón Martínez and Jorge Sobejano who named their winning team Taller de Casquería. Discover more of the 1st prize solution after the jump:
From the Architects:
Ever since the seventeenth century the punitive format has progressed going from punishing harder to punishing better, punishing more universally, introducing the power of punishment deeply into society.
The emplacement suggested implies the “non-location” of power, generating conflict with its own existence or even with the concept of its own existence. It implies spatial concretisation of power, where the building is conceived as a visibility device, being invisible at the same time.
The “non-location” involves individual confrontation with vastness, overlooking the needings of a specific closer reference.
The prisoner must be fully engaged in a piece of egalitarian society; a subsociety allowing the establishment of links and relations between its parts; relation to human scale. Individuals absorb the mechanism of the system, reproducing a permanent sense of membership. Decontextualized sets of relations influence current social context , preparing it for future distant actualizations.