Location: Sydney, Australia
Architects in charge: Mahdi Kamboozia
Team members: Helena Ghanbari, Rasha Kiani, Nooshin Radnia, Mohammad Ashkbar sefat, Hamidreza Salek
During the late 18th and 19th centuries, large numbers of convicts were transported to the various Australian penal colonies by the British government. One of the primary reasons for the British settlement of Australia was the establishment of a penal colony to alleviate pressure on their overburdened correctional facilities. Most convicts in Western Australia spent very little time in prison.
Some were housed in the colony's convict prison, and misbehavior was punished by stints there. Although there was no convict assignment in Western Australia, there was a great demand for public infrastructure throughout the colony, so that many convicts were stationed in remote areas. Initially, most convicts were set to work creating infrastructure for the convict system, including the construction of the Convict Establishment itself.
The formation of prison cycle is based on three bases, Imprisonment, Sustainability and Rehabilitation. These three include all environmental, social and economic aspects of the project, which is shown on the diagram. The definition of each part relates to the main prison building, the bio-fuel production plant and the Replenishment Oilers and Cargo Ships.
A brief section to represent the vertical access and connection between the horizontal layers of the project that describes three basis formation process during imprisonment.
Organization of functions and describing the relations between them. Division of prison's horizontal platforms, forms a liberty of inmates from restricted area, high above all levels, to a low level restrictions in the bottom layers, positioning as a staff in the factory connected with the prison, or connections with the people outside the complex like sailors or the passengers of the ships, or replenishment oilers.
The race in modern world is on for a new form of fuel. Finding alternatives to petroleum-based fuel and fuel-related products is urgent. Combining the new architecture with sustainable energy, makes the use of bio-diesel fuel energy more compatible.
Algae fuel or Algal biofuel is an alternative to fossil fuel that uses algae as its source of natural deposits.
The enlightenment during the 18th Century in France and England, gave rise to new views on liberty, human nature and time. The birth of incarceration as punishment (rather than as detention or for security) was the concept that restricting a person's liberty would itself be significant retribution for crime, and that a measured amount of time served could be assigned in proportion to the severity of the crime.
This enlightenment concept was combined with a social attempt like "Reforming Movement" to redefine prison's role as that of "reforming" inmates into citizens, by providing education, work, and counseling. Architecture is a major component of making a "better" prisons, especially with attempts to provide more daylight and a less oppressive atmosphere, in operation to adequately meet basic needs of hygiene and safety. Also publication of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, helps us to recognize many basic human rights of prisoners and take them during the design. In this spirit, architects tries to make prison buildings less intimidating by providing spaces for rehabilitation, learning, socialization, and activity.
The reform cycle of the concept leads us to design a complex in which well-meaning attempts to reform is established fundamentally in the process of this reform. In short, the cycle of prison reform followed by inmate holding the main role in this cycle.
First loop (Persuasion vs. Punishment) describes the liberty of people which is followed by the behavior of him during imprisonment. Second loop illustrates the energy consumption while making it sustainable in the same cycle, which is parallel connected to the first Third loop represents people connected to the main cycle, who are from the a unit society. The variation comes from the responsibility due to their liberty and connection with the society, ranging from prison (symbol of imprison) to city (symbol of relief). As it's shown, layers are cycling individually, while their radial connection is meant to complete the three cycles working all together.