greg knobloch: 499.summit
 
greg knobloch: 499.summit
apr 05, 2012

greg knobloch: 499.summit

499.summit / birds-eye view

499.summit carefully challenges all preconceived notions of the word “prison”, and proposes simple yet powerful ideas that re-imagine the high-rise as an urban penitentiary. the massing consists of three towers in the shape of an arch. the inherent linear and formal qualities of the ‘arch’ allowed us to establish our key circulatory concept: up, over, down. each arch has three primary phases, incarceration (up), transformation (over), and integration (down). the arches begin isolated during the incarceration phase and merge together both physically and programmatically during the integration phase. as the inmates graduate through the facility, they are being exposed to an increasing degree of social interaction, in order to make the transition back into society as soft as possible. to catalyst this process, public program and residential housing units are introduced in the integration phase downwards.

greg knobloch: 499.summit 499.summit / ground condition 01

greg knobloch: 499.summit 499.summit //ground condition 02

greg knobloch: 499.summit 499.summit / ground condition 03

greg knobloch: 499.summit 499.summit / aerial

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greg knobloch: 499.summit 499.summit / model

greg knobloch: 499.summit 499.summit / model

greg knobloch: 499.summit 499.summit / sketch

greg knobloch: 499.summit 499.summit / ground plan

greg knobloch: 499.summit 499.summit / program+circulation diagram

greg knobloch: 499.summit 499.summit / strategy

greg knobloch: 499.summit 499.summit / core-segmentation

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-knobloch/4b/1a1/474

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  • Hate it! Aggressive, ominous and looming.

    Cat
  • #formal

    prpl
  • amazing design/smart well thought out concept.

    deb jayne 04.06.12
  • 499 Summit!!!!!!!!!

    Andrew Paul
  • Amazing! The rationalization of concept and final product are executed brilliantly. I think we have the next Bijark Ingles on our hands!

    50crowley

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