Thursday, October 18, 2007

Prison Pantheon

A New Home of Hope in Prison

The Tallinn prison is located near the city centre between the old Jewish cemetery and Magasini Street. There are around 1000 inmates in the prison including the guards. Inside the prison is streets and squares. The prison is surrounded by a high stone wall. The prison is a city inside the city.

Architect Vilen Kunnapu proposed building stands in the central square. The orange temple is constructed out of reinforced concrete. It is a 7,5 meters wide cylinder. Inside is a small amphitheatre. It is the Pantheon of the prison.

Vilen Künnapu is an Estonian design-shaman focusing on energy-centre architecture.

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