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        • Self-Portrait of a Society
          Panopticon Prison Arnhem

        Abstract
        In 1980, OMA tried to reconcile different
        disciplines through architecture: the design
        for the Panopticon Prison in Arnhem transcends
        the conflicting demands of all
        parties involved. The starting point was, as
        Joost Meuwissen writes, to design a prison
        as ‘normal’ as possible. Only the confinement
        makes the building and the regime
        different then society. Crucial are the
        outdoor area and the view – from the inside
        out and from the outside in.
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        Citation
        Meuwissen, J. (2015). Self-Portrait of a Society. Panopticon Prison Arnhem. OMA. The First Decade, OASE, (94), 16–17. Retrieved from https://oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/94/SelfPortraitOfASociety
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