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6IEAP1055

6IEAP - 1055
The German Jordanian University / jo Jordan
1 members
Taleen  Samawi

Project type:
Otros

Separate But Not Equal.
Women make up to 7% of the total prison population, one of the reasons that there are no prisons customized for their needs.
80% of women in jail are MOTHERS.
“When you incarcerate a woman, you incarcerate her whole family.”
The public perception of a women's prison has stayed the same for 200 years. A cell block, bars on the windows, barbed wire, isolation...

A prison is a mere reflection of society
were real places and functions are simultaneously represented, challenged and inverted. It has a role and function in society but is at the same time CUT OFF
from it. Few architectural elements represent this as clearly as the WALL. It is a constant and unambiguous symbol f being cut off from society. It is a strong representation of the deprivation of liberty, its strong expression can equally mystify and create fear of the wall and those who are on the other side.
The intention has been to find ways for women’s prisons to interact and enrich the urban fabric of the city. Opening up for more interaction will hopefully have positive implications for the rehabilitation of female inmates, their children and on how society perceives the prison as an institution.

CREATING THE SYSTEM
It all started from the idea of Inverting the traditional separation walls of prisons and then elevating the platform resulted. The aim was to limit the movement of the inmates rather than separate them from their society. The system solves the most common problems of traditional prisons. as shown in every stage.
1. Accept prisons as a part of society by getting rid of the separation walls.
2. Limit the movement of prisoners by elevating the platform.
3. Limit the issue of prison congestion by creating a modular system.
4. Connecting the upper layer with the ground by adding the service core.
5. Giving the land back to society as a way of payback from prisoners.
Implementing the system on different sites where the ground layer adapts to the forces of the site and so will the function of production.

That was the fixed part of the system, However ...
Implementing the system on each site and adapting to the forces of it is dynamic part where the ground layer of production and park are changed in terms of function and design. The intention has been to find ways for women’s prisons to interact and enrich the urban fabric of the city. Opening up for more interaction will hopefully have positive implications for the rehabilitation of female inmates, their children and on how society perceives the prison as an institution.

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6IEAP1055
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