Site was the main factor that influenced the concept of prisons volume. Proposed prison consists of 3 main parts: bearing column, structural ring and regular rectangular modules, containing all prison areas defined in a design program, hanging under structural ring. Separate parts (modules) could be easily replaced by the others or new extensions could be added if needed. All vacant places under the structural ring is efficiently used by a dense grid of rods, using kinetic wave energy to provide building with electricity.
Why ocean wave energy?
Wave power is renewable, green, pollution-free, and environmentally invisible. Wave energy contains roughly 1000 times the kinetic energy of wind, they are quieter and much less visually obtrusive.
We chose BUOY systems that use the rise and fall of ocean swells to drive hydraulic pumps. The generators are mounted in the roof construction. Rods connecting buoys and generators play an important role in creating always wavering prison image, obscuring the massive central column and making the building disappear in a vibrant oceans environment. The movement "strokes" an electrical generator and makes electricity that is accumulated in the plant room and used for building’s needs. Separate zones are clearly separated and laid out in different parts of the building.