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Narrative Transiton-from city to cell


Wolvenplein prison in Utrecht was founded in 1856 on a site out of Utrecht’s old walls. The site was historically used as part of the defensive structure of the city from 1580. Dutch Justice system transferred the last detainee in June 2014. This made room for thinking about a new destination.
Living in an era with all claims and exercises of diversity, inclusivity, and liberations, one may expect that the new layer of narrative on top of older prison’s disciplinary narratives must imply some sounds of emancipation.
This project tries to find an overlapping realm between the subjective claims of embodied experience in the phenomenological approach and a heterogeneous characteristic with all its social and political discourses. The intention is to explore how architects can respond to places already charged with strong disciplinary connotations.
How do architectural interventions influence memory reverberance in the historical building that is already used as a prison? How do they influence behavior by generating new stories to locate the building in the urban context with a unique voice and encourage contemplative human involvement?

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30 juni

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