It is one thing to create beautiful architecture. It is quite another to ensure that all users are able to use its functions to the full.
Gottlieb Paludan Architects takes a functions-based approach to working with accessibility. We focus on the specific problems and create intelligent solutions instead of just following the guidelines and complying with the rules. We have extensive experience developing integrated accessibility solutions for buildings, infrastructure and urban spaces.
Our accessibility services range from organization of project processes, integrated accessibility design at stations and other public spaces to the development of wayfinding solutions for major hospital complexes and client consultancy.
Gottlieb Paludan Architects provided client consultancy services in connection with the building of the new DPOD (Disabled Peoples Organisations Denmark) domicile — referred to as ‘the world’s most accessible office building’ — which was inaugurated in 2012. For that reason, we have a wide network within the field and have access to trained specialists with knowledge about the various disability groups and their specific challenges.
We apply a wide range of well-documented methods and solutions, aimed at engendering feelings of ownership among users. Central to our approach are careful definitions of user types and needs together with a comprehensive analysis of the ‘user journey’ through the building or urban space. We develop our solutions in the interchange between information gathering, analysis and practical trials of actual design proposals. Process and method are adapted to the individual project, depending on the particular client’s expectations and the relevant legislation.