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          [PACIFIC] New Ocean Platform Prison Design Competition
        • Category
        • International
        • Type
        • Open, single-stage
        • Registration Deadline
        • 02/18/2013
        • Submission Deadline
        • 02/22/2013
        • Open To
        • Architects, architecture graduates, architecture students, engineers, planners, designers or inter-disciplinary team (Maximum of 4 professionals) comprising of at least one architect.
        • Entry Fee
        • US$80 until Dec. 20 then US$120 afterwards
        • Awards
        • US $6,000 Total
        • Jury
        • See competition brief
        • Email
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        • Web Site
        • Competition Web Site
        • Description
          The imprisonment of people is probably one of the big taboo within our modern society. A Prison is a place in which people are physically confined and usually deprived of a range of personal freedoms. Imprisonment or incarceration is a legal penalty that may be imposed by the state for the commission of a crime. The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth’s oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south, bounded by Asia and Australia in the west, and the Americas in the east. 

          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. 

          This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifing the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest. This is an open International Competition hosted by [AC-CA]™ to generate progressive contemporary design ideas. There are no plans for the Ocean Platform Prison to be built. For more information please Download the Competition Brief from the website.

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