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Wednesday, April 19, 2017



The Panama Papers jail: Architects create concept prison ship that can hold 3,300 tax-avoiders in Game of Thrones-style 'sky cells'



  • Last year, 11 million financial documents dubbed the Panama Papers were leaked from a law firm
  • The leaked papers show how the world's rich and powerful use offshore tax havens to hide their wealth
  • Architects have drawn up plans for a giant boat that could hold 3,300 prisoners in its paper sails
  • The cargo hold contains a sea water-treatment plant, workshops and a gym while the sails are prison cells 

A giant jail ship with thousands of pods similar to the 'sky cells' that kept Tyrion Lannister risoner in Game of Thrones has been designed by architects.
Designers have drawn up plans for a giant boat that could hold 3,300 prisoners in its paper sails.
They say the ship is designed to be a prison for the tax-avoiders named and shamed in the Panama Papers.
A giant jail ship (pictured) with thousands of pods reminiscent of the 'sky cells' that kept Tyrion Lannister prisoner in Game of Thrones has been designed by architects 
A giant jail ship (pictured) with thousands of pods reminiscent of the 'sky cells' that kept Tyrion Lannister prisoner in Game of Thrones has been designed by architects 

PANAMA PAPERS JAIL 

  • Holds 3,300 prisoners in sails
  • Each sail is 350-metres (1,148ft) long and 100-metres (328ft) high
  • Every cell would be nine square metres (30 sq ft) in size
  • Ship functions autonomously
  • Designed to hold tax-avoiders named by the Panama Papers Last year, 11 million financial documents dubbed the Panama Papers were leaked from a Panamanian law firm.
The leaked papers show how the world's rich and powerful use offshore tax havens to hide their wealth.
Now designers have released concept artwork for the 'Panama Papers Jail' (PPJ). 
Architects said the ship's open-air prison cells would be made from paper and make up the boat's giant sails.
Each sail is 350-metres (1,148ft) long and 100-metres (328ft) high.
Every cell would be nine square metres (30 sq ft) in size. 
Every cell would be nine square metres (30 sq ft) in size. The cells are built on a cargo boat located in the international waters facing Panama City
Every cell would be nine square metres (30 sq ft) in size. The cells are built on a cargo boat located in the international waters facing Panama City
Game of Throne's Tyrion Lannister (pictured) was imprisoned in open-air 'sky cells' similar to the ones that feature in the ship's design
Game of Throne's Tyrion Lannister (pictured) was imprisoned in open-air 'sky cells' similar to the ones that feature in the ship's design
The small and dingy cells of the ship are designed to stack on top of one another like the 'sky cells' of Eyrie, which are on the side of a mountain's sheer cliffs
The small and dingy cells of the ship are designed to stack on top of one another like the 'sky cells' of Eyrie, which are on the side of a mountain's sheer cliffs
'Panama Papers' Jail is a prison made with paper cells,' said designers Axel de Stampa, Sylvain Macaux and Guillaume Devaux, from the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville.
'The prison is built on a cargo boat located in the international waters facing Panama City. 
'Its design opposes two colossal prison 'sails', one for men and one for women.'
Designers have drawn up plans for a giant boat that could hold 3,300 prisoners in its paper sails (pictured). Each sail is 350-metres (1,148ft) long and 100-metres (328ft) high
Designers have drawn up plans for a giant boat that could hold 3,300 prisoners in its paper sails (pictured). Each sail is 350-metres (1,148ft) long and 100-metres (328ft) high
One side will house women and the other will hold men. The sails would also be home to a master's office, administration centre and mess hall
One side will house women and the other will hold men. The sails would also be home to a master's office, administration centre and mess hall
Much of the upper deck is dedicated to agriculture (middle) with a sports field at the bow of the boat (right) and space for staff housing at the rear (left)
Much of the upper deck is dedicated to agriculture (middle) with a sports field at the bow of the boat (right) and space for staff housing at the rear (left)
The sails would also house a master's office, administration centre and mess hall. 
'PPJ functions autonomously,' they added.
'The upper deck is dedicated to agriculture. 
The ship was designed as part of the 1week1project, a site that releases an archiectecual concept every week based on observations from everyday life
The ship was designed as part of the 1week1project, a site that releases an archiectecual concept every week based on observations from everyday life
The cargo ship, called Panama Papers Jail (PPJ), contains a sea water-treatment plant for fresh water, workshops and a gym for residents
The cargo ship, called Panama Papers Jail (PPJ), contains a sea water-treatment plant for fresh water, workshops and a gym for residents
'A sports field can be found on the bow of the boat. 
'The cargo hold contains a sea water-treatment plant, workshops and a gym.'
The ship was designed as part of the 1week1project, a site that releases an archiectecual concept every week based on observations from everyday life. 
Panama Papers Jail was designed by architects from the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, who regularly come up with projects based on observations of everyday life
Panama Papers Jail was designed by architects from the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, who regularly come up with projects based on observations of everyday life


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