Blyvoor Gold Mine, Carletonville, Johannesburg
The Agrarian Rehabilitation Center of CArletonville DIstrict Area is located next to one of Blyvooruitzicht gold mines sites in the area of Carletonville. The former company town, whose ruins are still visible, will be used as a host to the penitentiary’s facilities addressed to teenage inmates. The facilities will follow a similar configuration to the one of the city consisting of eleven cell units, an isolation unit, three main buildings for meetings, common activities and training, units for the guards and the visitors along with sport areas. Each unit will be designed with the principles of a cottage house, similar to the State Farm for Women at Niantic of Connecticut, with the capacity of maximum 30 inmates. In most cases the cottages will be of simple construction, without window gratings, strong bars, walls, or even fences but with an iron grill protecting the lower sash and small gardens around the buildings. The main buildings will contain bigger areas where the training and courses related to agriculture and basic chemical science will be taking place. The prison will be resembling a gated community as the cell units will give the impression of a neighborhood and the double fence surrounding the penitentiary will provide transparency to the inner premises.