Entitled The Prison-Wall, the interns have envisaged an edifice that stretches the 1,954 miles of the Mexican-American border. In honour of the Mexican architect Luis Barragán, who was born in Guadalajara, the wall has been imagined in a dusty pink, making the abhorrent proposition ironically beautiful. A release about the project stated: “We believe that this project will allow the general public to literally imagine the gorgeous monstrosity proposed by Mr. Trump.”
Estimated to cost as much as $25 billion, The Prison-Wall not only acts as an unscalable barrier into America but will also accommodate a prison for 11 million undocumented people, a factory and possible shopping mall.
Taking megalomaniac architecture to the extreme, these renders reveal not only the unimaginable scale and purpose of such a wall, but also the utter absurdity of Trump’s promise. “We hope that these visuals will allow the public to imagine the policy proposal in all of its gorgeous perversity.”