2010 Skyscraper Competition
Chow Khoon Toong, Ong Tien Yee, Beh Ssi Cze
Some studies reveal that post-release offenses are very high and that criminal’s imprisonment is just a temporal solution because they do not have the opportunity to rehabilitate in a desirable community.
This project examines the possibility of creating a vertical prison in the sky where inmates will have to work and live in a community that will contribute to the host city below. The prison will have agricultural fields, factories, and recyclable plants that will be operated by the offenders as a way to give back to the community. They will live “free” until they have completed their sentence and are prepared to rejoin their communities.
The vertical prison has its own transportation system which consists of different “pods” for officers, prisoners, firefighters, and other workers.
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