The winners of the latest Combo Competitions challenge, Prison Puzzle, have been announced. Based on the idea of utilizing architecture to reduce recidivism—the large number of criminals that relapse into crime and back behind bars—Prison Puzzle sought out proposals for the design of a medium-security prison with a capacity of 500 inmates. The design was to be sited in Arizona, in the United States, where the number of inmates per resident is high above the national average. Each design had to include elemental components like cells, exercise yards, and visiting rooms, and participants were encouraged to explore "how architecture can help in shaping environments that influence behaviors."
The winners of the Prison Puzzle challenge are:
First Prize: (Proto) Prison / Alex Warr and Zachary Walters
Second Prize: To the Moon and Back Again / Lina Aakeroy, Wenzel Mielke, Elias Solberg, and Charlotte Hoaas
Third Prize: Borderless Prison / Emmanuelle Agustoni, Konstantinos Katsas, and Sergio Antonio Torres Escobar
Honorable Mention: Catharsis / Alzbeta Barancikova
Honorable Mention: Plug-in Prison / Michael MacFarlane and Adam Telfer
Learn more about each of the winning proposals here.
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