Scar

CompanyAdrian Ramirez
DesignerAdrian Ramirez M.
PrizeHonorable Mention
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Entry Description

SCAR provides a transitional center and temporary shelter for ex-convicts who are released to reintegrate with society through a regulated but friendly environment that will assist them to smooth their progression. The building is partly situated in the historic preserved old Chatham County; SCAR respects, adapts and challenges the presence of the original building and connects through an organic movement that progresses from more confined dormitories to less restricted areas where the residents start to appreciate freedom. The building is stitched by a main entrance as a visual rupture of the elongated shape as a symbol of the ex-convict’s scars, as an imagery of self - improvement and hope. The facility houses a maximum of 40 residents, whose dormitories are located throughout the building according to their criminal records and the level of surveillance they require. All residents are equally allowed to enjoy the recreational activities and programs of the facility.