Penitentiary portfolio - Archivolt Architecten

Penitentiary portfolio
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From 1985 onward, archivolt was commissioned
to design penitentiaries based on the skills it
developed in public housing (‘optimisation
between quality and money’). For the juvenile
institution The Corridor at Zeeland (province
Noord Brabant), the essence of the design was
influenced by a temporary yet mandatory living
environment for young offenders.
The design for the new penitentiary in Grave
(also in Noord Brabant) is characterised largely
by the simplicity of the spatial structure and the
human character in spite of a far-reaching cost
reduction that was achieved compared to other
new penitentiaries in the Netherlands from that
When Hans Putter, Martin van Dort and Frits
Toben joined the firm – one after the other – the
expertise in building penitentiaries expanded
and intensified considerably. In the course of
30 years, the company has developed into a
specialised firm in this unique construction
category. This concerns institutions for both
youths and adults with various security levels in
the Netherlands and by now also in Belgium,
and potentially in other countries.
The core of our approach is to facilitate a
humane detention facility that complies
with the objective of our customers. Due to
the extensive and complex requirements of
the building’s usage, logistics and security,
the design of such buildings is naturally
determined to a great extent by the functional
requirements, but also always in combination
with their perceptual quality. People’s
behaviour is definitely affected by the quality
of perception, this makes it a precondition for
The projects that the firm has implemented
under the supervision of various project
architects over the course of 30 years appear
to bear various identifying marks. However,
all these buildings have a number of essential
mutual characteristics: experience of daylight,
between interior-exterior and differentiation in
accommodation atmospheres.
housing humane detention practices
experience of daylight • clarity • orientation • diversification of quality of experience • clearness • individual and community
safety of staff and detainees: “to see and be seen”
Penitentiair portefeuille
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De Corridor Zeeland (NBr) uitbreiding
PI Grave
PI “Blue Band” Arnhem Zuid
PI “de Glasbak” Hoorn
POI Hoorn
Mesdagkliniek Groningen Uitbreiding
PI Lelystad
PI Almelo
PI Grave uitbreiding
PI Zwolle Zuid 1
PI Zuyder Bos Heerhugowaard
PI Hoorn uitbreiding
PI de Kruisberg Doetinchem
PI Almere
PI Zoetermeer
PI de IJssel Krimpen a/d Ijssel
PI Oyershoek Zutphen
PI Nieuwegein
PI Ter Apel
PI Amerswiel
PI de Berg Koepelgevangenis
PI Zwolle Zuid 2
PI Zwolle Zuid 1 uitbreiding
POI Roermond
PI Roermond HvB
PI Nieuwegein Reservecapaciteit
PI Almere Reservecapaciteit
PI Zoetermeer Reservecapaciteit
PI Krimpen a/d Ijssel Reservecapaciteit
RIM De Lindenhorst Zeist verbouw
DCL Lelystad Fase 1
BBA Amsterbaken Amsterdam
JJI Amsterbaken Amsterdam
Zwolle Zuid 1 & 2 verbouw tbv FPC
Zwolle Zuid 2 uitbreiding Separeerafd.
JJI Het Anker Harreveld
PI Beveren DBFM 4G België
PI Dendermonde DBFM 4G België
PI Leuze-en-Hainaut DBFM 4G België
PI Marche DBFM 4G België
Detentiecentrum Rotterdam Airport DBFM
PI Wylich Duitsland
PI Dresden Duitsland
PI de Kruisberg uitbreiding
Stadgevangenis Amsterdam
facts and figures
5.555 cells • 5.798 beds • 412.480 m2 • realised between 1985 and present • youth and adults
from study to integral design including buildingconstruction management
The Netherlands • Belgium • Germany