M.A.M.A. (Module for Affectivity and Motherhood) for Rebibbia Prison

by Web Staff

Compasses Magazine

The G124 group, a project proposed by Senator Renzo Piano has the aim to intervene in fragile contexts of the territory such as the suburbs and places at risk

This group in collaboration with the Department of Penitentiary Administration DAP and La Sapienza University of Rome, inaugurated M.A.M.A. (Module for Affectivity and Motherhood), a small house designed for women of the Rebibbia prison.

The architects Martina Passeri, Attilio Mazzetto and Tommaso Marenaci, together with the inmates of Rebibbia and coordinated by Professor Pisana Posocco have worked to create a welcoming space useful to define a more familiar condition to meet their loved ones.

The new living space contained in 28 square metres has been realized in two years with a structure made of prefabricated wooden panels produced by the carpentry of the prison. This construction technique allowed for a simple and rapid on-site construction. The G124 group has already used the self-building technique in several other projects.

M.A.M.A. proposes a domestic space that is explicit in its forms and materials: the double-pitched roof, visible also in the interior space and in the loggia, the wood that covers the interior spaces consisting of living room, kitchenette, dining area and services, and the red paint as external coating. A room imagined as a small house that rethinks the theme of detention as a civil and social issue that must be placed at the center of collective reflection.

Credits Photo:

Alessandro Lana

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