West Kimberley Regional Prison

TAG Architects in association with iredale pedersen hook Architects

Situated in Derby, WA this campus style facility is designed for the specific needs of Indigenous prisoners in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. The facility comprises 42 appropriately scaled buildings forming a community for 120 men and 30 women within a secure perimeter.

Preliminary consultation with Indigenous Elders initiated a re-interpretation of traditional custodial models, focusing on offender rehabilitation in an environment that is sympathetic to cultural needs.

The project has received local and international awards for its contribution to public architecture and environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Client:Building Management & Works and Department of Corrective Services

Location:Derby, WA