The Freedom Room – a project developed with the help of inmates from an Italian prison

Lately one of the biggest concerns we had has been to find a way to use space efficiently and to come up with flexible and innovative concepts for that. Lots of projects have been created and they are all interesting in their own way. Today we’re going to focus on the Freedom Room, a very special project for several reasons.

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The Freedom Room is a project developed by Aldo Cibic, Tommaso Corà and Marco Tortoioli Ricci. But they weren’t the only ones that contributed here.The team worked in collaboration with one of Italy’s high security prisons. It all started in 2003 when educational activities have been introduced in that prison. The collaboration started in 2009. So the team and a group of inmates have come up with an idea to improve low cost living and to create a multifunctional space. The focus was on working with spaces that are flexible and adaptable.

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The Freedom Room is basically an enclosed shell, a spatial module. When working at this project, the team realized that the inmates had found new uses for most of the furniture found in the prison. This gave them an idea: to try to reinvent design and to think out of the box. The inmates became the consultants for the project and the Freedom Room was created. It’s basically a compact and functional space meant to be flexible and adaptable.

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This housing module is a wonderful and innovative creative and it can be a temporary or permanent solution for spaces such as hotels, student facilities, hostels and any other space. The modules can be used inside industrial, commercial, non-commercial and urban areas. They are very versatile and very flexible. All we can say now is that this was a very creative, innovative and dynamic project and the results are simple but straight to the point.