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Barrierefreies Leitsystem / Barrier-free orientation

Barrierefreies Leitsystem
Barrierefreies Leitsystem

By tactile and visual elements as well as auditive systems multiple senses are engaged and led through the building. The orientation is thus guaranteed without foreign help. Haptic and optical floor lines direct through the clinical center and point out information. The information carriers offer a high contrast of luminance and are perceptible to the target group by the tactile elements. By blue walls which are consistently arranged at the central information points a high distant effect can be reached. The aim is to equate seeing and not seeing persons in society life.

Does it solve arelevant problem?Score: 70 %Does it balanceeffort and use value?Score: 60 %Does it create apositive experience?Score: 60 %Does it strengthengroup relations?Score: 70 %Does it reflect orpromote highmoral-ethicalstandards?Score: 90 %


Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Franziska Enz,
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

Michaela Rapp,
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd