Alexander Maconochie Centre

Canberra, ACT

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Law & Order, Master Planning
Department of Justice & Community
Canberra, ACT

As a joint venture with May + Russell Architects, this project consisted of the development of a new prison to house both male and female inmates in separate remand and sentenced accommodation. Outlined in the client’s brief was the requirement of cottage-style accommodation rather than cell blocks for 60% of the inmate population. Residential clusters were dispersed by a major open-space reserve, requiring only one internal separation fence and movement from living to activity areas affords stimulation and variety in visual experience, reflecting the rhythms of every-day life.