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As the dust tries to settle after the cataclysmic outcome of the US Presidential election, the “big, beautiful wall” Donald Trump pledged to build along the USA Mexico border, has been interpreted by a group of architectural interns at the Guadalajara-based design firm Estudio 3.14.
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.”