Founded by Axel De Stamp and Sylvain Macaux, 1week1project aims to produce a weekly proposal which would be based on the daily life observations. The process involves the identification of a site, creating a diagnosis, and developing an architectural project scheme. A Recent project is the ‘Panama Papers Jail’ floating on the international waters in Panama City on a cargo boat. The term ‘Panama Papers’ jail is quite literal, as the prison will be made up of paper cells.
The Panama papers were published in 2016, consisting of 11.5 million leaked documents from the times as old as 1970’s. The documents contain information about offshore companies, proving the largest tax dodging in the history. The prison is built on a cargo boat using paper cells, that will be floating on the International waters facing Panama City. The cells can hold up to 3,300 captives, along with a dignified place for the admin and staff. The design outlines two opposing prison sails, one for men and other for the women.
The two sails have a length of 350 meters and a height of 100 meters. The jail area spreads over rows of nine square meter cells in the front, while at the back, lies portions for the master’s office, admin, a mess hall in the middle, and 36 square meters duplex apartments for the penitentiary guards. The upper deck is dedicated to agriculture, and a sports field lies at the bow of the boat. The boat is completely autonomous, housing a seawater treatment plant, workshops, and a gym in the cargo.