In a delicate moment for the social image of our profession, to reflect on how it has achieved an essential role in the great real estate plundering can be a good warning sign for those who aspire to join this profession. We know of the potential that architecture has to improve the world and to create several ways of living in it, and we also know of its opposite potential to destroy ways of living and landscapes when it is in the wrong hands. Knowing already the characters involved in the collapse of our economy and the social 'Big Fraud', we will imagine a contradictory architecture capable of activating the best of the landscape and that serves at the same time as a penance for its users. Stunned by the impunity shown by the justice system in our country, those involved will be sent to a place of more advanced justice and extreme climate to reflect on their excesses.
The 7 characters:
A town-planning councillor
A jury of recognised prestige
A speculative citizen
Longyearbyen Fjord on the island of Svalbard (Norway). 78º14'00.51"N 15º33'23.90"E
They will be housed in self-sufficient 'mini flats', the product of their speculative nightmare, which, in accordance with the peculiar idiosyncrasies of each character, will be organised in a totally free and imaginative manner.
The season of captivity will be a full year, six months at night (average temperature -10ºC) and six months during the day (average temperature 0ºC).
The inmates must be able to contemplate the wonderful landscape outside but not use it, they must be able to see each other but not touch each other, they must be able to be contemplated by multiple organised tours of those Spaniards they ruined.
It is understood that all necessary services and supplies are guaranteed from the nearby village.