New Ocean Platform Prison

The aim of this International Competition is to design a New Prison afloat the Pacific Ocean, using an oil Platform as a reference structure.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Prison
Country Pacific Ocean
Registration Deadline 18 February 2013 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 22 February 2013 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
The aim of this International Competition is to design a New Prison afloat the Pacific Ocean, using an oil Platform as a reference structure. The design of this new Platform will include all the facilities a prison may need including cells, exercise yard, etc.. with a design that still facilitates human rights within the deemed confinement.
The architecture of this new building should reflect contemporary design tendencies, standing out for its uniqueness as a prison.
This competition hopes to achieve the following:
- To investgate new direction and functionality of incarceration including methods of confinement.
- To generate the discussion of ideas regarding the ambiguous role of architecture in relation to the punishment of imprisonment.
- Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing a highly functional piece of architecture with an economic and safety advantages for all.
- Encourage and reward design excellence on a large scale, which integrates function, structure, details, etc within an Ocean environment.
- Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
1st PRIZE: US$ 3,500
2nd PRIZE: US$ 1,700
3rd PRIZE: US$ 800
There will also be 7 honorable mentions.

Entry Fee
Early Bird Registration: US$ 80 from 08th November to 20th December 2012
Late Registration: US$ 120 from 21st December 2012 to 18th February 2013

Entries
A single (1) board horizontal digital image (3500 width x 2600 height (pixels))

Timetable
Jury Evaluation: 27th February - 06th March 2013
Announcement of Winners and Publication at www.ac-ca.org: 08th March 2013

Links
Past winners

Organizer
[AC-CA]

Official Website
http://www.ac-ca.org/en/home