Universal Design in hotels and resorts: a teaching tool for architects and designers


Katerina Papamichail


D2. Travel and recreation

Date and Time

2014-06-17, 13:45 - 14:25


MA 9
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Hotels and resorts are an interesting subject for architects since they combine many functions, requiring various spaces and facilities. This places many demands on the process of designing hotels given the diversity of people, including those with disabilities, who stay and work in them and the wide range of activities that these establishments must accommodate. This presentation proposes that hotel and resort design is well suited to teaching UD and will show how all users’ requirements can be met through the design process. Examples of designs and guidelines for accessible and inclusive hotels based on UD principles are presented and discussed.