This thesis looked to investigate how architecture and urban design can turn a place, formerly used for punishment and correction, with a sinister past, into a setting of psychological comfort, that can contribute towards the health and wellbeing of the community of Shrewsbury. Our proposal to the former Shrewsbury prison aimed to explore a solution to a 21st century issue - mental wellbeing. 

Further to this, the study looked into the adaptive reuse strategy and the creation of new architecture, which, although separate, confront each other in a state of permanent interaction, concluding with an expanded repertoire of spatial typologies.  

By using ideal geometries based on the ancient Greek system of architectural spacing, we explored the integration of a contemporary architectural intervention into a segregated context, in order to facilitate its successful reuse and to establish a dialogue with the wider context.