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Alina Chernichenko

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192007, 13 Prilukskaya street, apt.8, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Hi! My name is Alina! Im now having master program in Design of Architectural Environment in St. Petersburg University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Im really interested in barrier-free environment for ALL people and would like to investigate in this field of knowledge & to draw attention to this problem and to help other architects to solve it!

UNIVERSAL DESIGN IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT


URBAN SPACES CAN AND SHOULD BE ADAPTED FOR EVERYONE

UNIVERSAL DESIGN IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT


URBAN SPACES CAN AND SHOULD BE ADAPTED FOR EVERYONE
Here are some ideas to help adapt the space for all categories of people
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

In modern society, it is customary to distinguish people with disabilities into a separate category. Often, this selection is negative. But people with limited mobility are not only disabled, they are elderly people (60 years and older); temporarily disabled (people on crutches); pregnant women; people with prams; preschool children; people with heavy luggage, trolleys. Today, only a hundredth of architectural projects are being implemented taking into account the real needs of citizens with such limitations. Violation of the law, construction is carried out incorrectly. Because of this, the environment becomes uncomfortable and “inaccessible” for people with limited mobility. The design reference point is the characteristics of people with disabilities.


So, a single route, a sequential connection between objects on the route, and the binding of any landmark (tactile, color, light) to the destination object makes it much easier to navigate visually impaired in space.

For the hearing impaired, mirror surfaces should be placed for viewing blind spots, all obstacles (doors, partitions, etc.) must be transparent. Environmental elements (the location of benches, amphitheaters, squares) are U-shaped. In the presence of a height difference on the site, it is necessary to ensure full viewability of all landscape elements.

When designing a landscape environment for people using a wheelchair, it is necessary to provide the shortest connections between points of attraction, to place rest areas on the path of movement every 25 meters. The minimum width of the path (without obstacles) should be 2 meters for free movement of people in a wheelchair.

Ramps are an important element of the landscape environment. It provides wheelchair users access from one level to another. The ramp can be single one-march or two-march. Also, the ramp can be attached to the stairs or embedded in the design of the stairs. The slope of the outdoor ramp should be 1:20 or 5%, so that wheelchair users can use it.

UNIVERSAL DESIGN IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT


URBAN SPACES CAN AND SHOULD BE ADAPTED FOR EVERYONE

UNIVERSAL DESIGN IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT


URBAN SPACES CAN AND SHOULD BE ADAPTED FOR EVERYONE
Here are some ideas to help adapt the space for all categories of people
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

In modern society, it is customary to distinguish people with disabilities into a separate category. Often, this selection is negative. But people with limited mobility are not only disabled, they are elderly people (60 years and older); temporarily disabled (people on crutches); pregnant women; people with prams; preschool children; people with heavy luggage, trolleys. Today, only a hundredth of architectural projects are being implemented taking into account the real needs of citizens with such limitations. Violation of the law, construction is carried out incorrectly. Because of this, the environment becomes uncomfortable and “inaccessible” for people with limited mobility. The design reference point is the characteristics of people with disabilities.


So, a single route, a sequential connection between objects on the route, and the binding of any landmark (tactile, color, light) to the destination object makes it much easier to navigate visually impaired in space.

For the hearing impaired, mirror surfaces should be placed for viewing blind spots, all obstacles (doors, partitions, etc.) must be transparent. Environmental elements (the location of benches, amphitheaters, squares) are U-shaped. In the presence of a height difference on the site, it is necessary to ensure full viewability of all landscape elements.

When designing a landscape environment for people using a wheelchair, it is necessary to provide the shortest connections between points of attraction, to place rest areas on the path of movement every 25 meters. The minimum width of the path (without obstacles) should be 2 meters for free movement of people in a wheelchair.

Ramps are an important element of the landscape environment. It provides wheelchair users access from one level to another. The ramp can be single one-march or two-march. Also, the ramp can be attached to the stairs or embedded in the design of the stairs. The slope of the outdoor ramp should be 1:20 or 5%, so that wheelchair users can use it.


Idea by

Alina Chernichenko
192007, 13 Prilukskaya street, apt.8
Saint-Petersburg
Russia
Hi! My name is Alina! Im now having master program in Design of Architectural Environment in St. Petersburg University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Im really interested in barrier-free environment for ALL people and would like to investigate in this field of knowledge & to draw attention to this problem and to help other architects to solve it!