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Is This the Most Stylish Juvenile Detention Center in the World?

Photos via Architizer

Here now, a prison renovated by UA Architects and turned into a juvenile detention center where groups of 10 to 12 kids receive intensive treatment. The architects sought to "not express permanency but the opposite: it is an expression of temporality, like the stay of the youngsters," according to a statement published by Architizer today. Also: "The appearance and the rhythmic of the carefully detailed elements of the façade assume a respectful dialogue between environment and the youngsters. Maybe the youngsters can find a new structure, which they need to proceed their way."

· Dutch Juvenile Detention Center, Autonomously Run [Architizer]