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No-profit chromatic redevelopment plan.
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The aim of the project is to create a better life quality even in those places excluded a priori from any form of aesthetics.
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The intervention includes the building fronts, the visitors’ entrance, the spaces used for collective activities: café, restaurant, conference hall and rooms for prison officers.
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On the outside the building, realized in reinforced concrete, evokes the concept of cage, a place of punishment not rehabilitation.
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The intervention includes the building fronts, the visitors’ entrance, the spaces used for collective activities: café, restaurant, conference hall and rooms for prison officers.
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All the people involved in the project have worked in co-operation: a “team” composed by inmates directed by a correction officer has executed the work.
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The chromatic intervention, aimed to broken the strong orthogonality of building fronts without incurring in excessive costs, has involved only window frames and the shelter surrounding the building.
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The polychromy minimized the hardness of the whole building. The result is an improvement of the quality of life for correction officers, warders and inmates.
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New colours brought benefits above all to children and to all who visit inmates and feel prison as a place of sensory deprivation.
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Inside the building the chromatic redevelopment plan is based on colours' effects on the perception of time's flow.
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The whole context results "natural" and consequently better liveable thanks to special fluorescent lightings, very similar to the sunlight.
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A two-coloured "chromatic-boiserie" (periwinkle and bone-white) used in the café and in the refectory create a widen perception of time-flow.
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For the hallway the chosen sequence of colours goes from a warm chromatic atmosphere to a colder one. Its excessive length is optically reduced.
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In the Conference Hall a strawberry red dominates the atmosphere. Strawberry red stimulates attention and gives the feeling that free time fast-flows.