Nanterre Minimum-Security Prison

The Nanterre penitentiary centre was above all an opportunity to confront this typology with recent societal considerations, with the ambition of blurring the feeling of heterotopia between the city and the penitentiary enclosure. The project aims to reconstruct the architecture-city relationship through several forms: a façade instead of a wall, a more "flexible" transitional space between the interior and the exterior and a volumetry that plays the role of a kneecap between the different scales of the district.