So, will this be real?


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So, will this be real?
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The Prison Wall, Estudio 3.14, Mexico, 2016. Image Agustín Avalos, courtesy Pi S.C. and Hassanaly Ladha

Here the provoking proposal developed by the intern program at Estudio 3.14. So, will this be real? The wall was inspired by Luis Barragán’s pink walls, which are a real Mexican heritage, taking advantage of the tradition in architecture of megalomaniac wall building. Moreover, the wall is not only a wall: it is a prison where 11 million undocumented people will be processed, classified, indoctrinated, and/or deported.

Done in collaboration with prof. Hassanaly Ladha, from the University of Connecticut, the long wall along the Mexican-American border crosses various border landscapes (hills, desert, a border crossing over a river, and in urban Tijuana). The project is completed with floor plans, iconography, and an infographic, as well as symbolic use of the wall on the American currency. Estudio 3.14 is a design firm based in Guadalajara, México.

The prison wall – So, will this be real?
Design: Estudio 3.14
Year: 2016
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