The protagonists of these spaces are closed walls, passages, stairs, drops and shadows. These elements must be combined in order to achieve a certain variety and to be able to escape from monotony: to create irregular forms, gestures, changes in alignment that make them richer and give more meaning to a street without its usual attributes such as windows or balconies.
It involves creating a city with an unspoilt terrain, attending to reflections on geographic and scenic order, achieving good implantation and integration, as well as a programmatic order, an aspect of great complexity in which questions of control and security are keynote.
We were able to summarize the program in three clearly differentiated zones. The external zone, outside the walls, which contains the administrative services, is situated in the higher part of the site. Having passed the wall, we come to a mixed zone where the inmates are classified and where they have contact with the outside world: family and lawyers´ visits. From here we go to the internal zone: modules of residence, hospital, sports center, and leisure areas, structured from a main street, which is the main axis of the center. A series of elements (slopes, stairs, projections and turns) provide validity to façades without windows and help achieve an effect of perspective.