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DBI World Conference 2019 - Act possibilities of supportive physical contexts

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DBI World Conference 2019
Accessibility stream: Concurrent session 2F
Presenter: Mirko Baur
Topic: Act possibilities of supportive physical contexts

Published in: Healthcare
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DBI World Conference 2019 - Act possibilities of supportive physical contexts

  1. 1. ACT Possibilities of Supportive Physical Contexts: The Construction & Reconstruction Project of Tanne 1
  2. 2. Tanne? • Swiss Foundation for People with Congenital Deafblindess • The one and only competence center for babies, children and adults with congenital deafblindness in Switzerland • Non-profit organization with public partial funding and vast fundraising needs 2
  3. 3. Deafblindness in Switzerland? • Rare: 0.01% • Diverse: Spectrum • Complex • So is Switzerland: 4 official languages, 26 states
  4. 4. Where, Why and How • Next to Zurich in the middle of a small town • On site but also outreach services • Mission: Promote participation in all areas of life • Claim: Opening the senses, enabling dialogue! • Competence: Employee development program 4
  5. 5. And the Infrastructure on Site? • Initial situation 2014: Too small, not supportive enough, somewhat isolating • International competition • Winner: Junior team with Sylvain Villard & Maya Scheibler • Opening the senses, enabling dialogue! 5
  6. 6. Project Specifications • Property immediately next door, doubling the area • (Re-)Construction supporting • Accessibility • Orientation and mobility • Interaction and communication • Participation in all areas of life • Using new and traditional handicraft technologies 6
  7. 7. Menu Workshop • Multi-sensory presentation of the project • Short discussion • Supplement: Film about the move into the new buildings 7
  8. 8. How to Start? How to make architecture accessible for everyone By activating all of the senses and working with the concept of contrast How to use the sense of touch, sight, hearing, smell, taste 8
  9. 9. Opening the Town Quarter 9 DS1 Dorfstrasse Fuhrstrasse HG WG1 WG2SBG
  10. 10. Crossing the Area 10 DS1 Dorfstrasse Fuhrstrasse HG WG1 WG2SBG
  11. 11. Creating Fields of Life 11 thermal & olfactory contrasts
  12. 12. Differentiating Construction 12 contrasts in construction
  13. 13. Differentiating Construction 13 contrasts in construction
  14. 14. Pattern Language 14 haptic contrasts
  15. 15. Colorful World 15 optical contrasts
  16. 16. Bright and Dark 16 optical contrasts
  17. 17. Bright and Dark 17 optical contrasts
  18. 18. Sound Space 18 acoustic contrasts
  19. 19. Languages 19 multi-sensory languages
  20. 20. Gathering & Retreat 20
  21. 21. Town Square Discussion – What surprises? – What confirms your own experiences? – What else would you have paid attention to? – In your opinion: What promotes the dialogue between architecture and special education? 21
  22. 22. Thank YOU

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