Prisoned 2009 International Student Architecture Competition


First Place Winning Student
Alejandro Fajnerman and Manor Sisso

Second Place Winning Team
Aaron Gardiner

Third Place Winning Student
Andrew Wolfe

Honorable Mentions
Alejandro Fajnerman, Manor Sisso
Marc-Antoine Gaucher
Yoshinori Kawaguchi, Takahiro Suzuki
Faten El Meri
Paul Tierman
Andrew Wolfe
Aaron Gardiner
Hsiao-Ping Hsu
Daniel Lauand, Charles Lowe, Alyssa Ohse, Peter O’Regan
Quak Chun Ming
Jane Tillotson
Yu Him Dominic Yik, Erioseto Hendranata

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Design a philosophy on what imprisonment is or should be, and create an architectural design to express that philosophy.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International Architectural Idea Competition
Genre Prison
Country United States
RegDeadline 21 November 2008 GoogleCal iCal
20 March 2009 (via Online)
Eligibility Students

The intent of Socio Design Foundation is to encourage social change through design-based dialog.
The question of this year's competition is ` How are prisons used by societies?’ ` What is their affect on those societies, their caretakers, and their occupants?’

Not yet announced

Judging Process
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

1st Prize: 500 USD
2nd Prize: 250 USD
3rd Prize: 100 USD
and Honorable Mention
Exhibition and Publication

Entry Fee

2 files (24"x 36", pdf)

Winners Announced: 24 April 2009

Socio Design Foundation

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