Case studies

La Casa Encendida

La Casa Encendida (The Incandescent House) showcases a charity institution’s transformation into a vibrant cultural centre for shaping society—its temporary art displays working to shape attitudes, counter stereotyping and address human rights.

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The Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford exemplifies conversion of a heritage ‘temple museum’ into a contemporary ‘forum’ that enhances sharing dialogue—emphasising shared intercultural exchanges underlying today’s multicultural societies.

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The Navigation Pavilion

This case study of the Navigation Pavilion illustrates transformation of an outmoded ‘grand narrative’ display to a theatrical space for showing fair representation—reviving “ordinary” voyagers’ tales excluded from Spain’s imperial maritime story.

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Le Reichstag

The accessibility of the Reichstag building, home of the Bundestag (parliament of the German Federal Republic) has become integral to a design vision that aims to make the workings of democracy transparent.

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Introduction

The case studies presented here cannot not all be replicated : rather, they are intended to stimulate new thinking and practices. They are, however, projects which have received a degree of recognition. The case-studies highlight two or three remarkable features of access works undertaken on a site. The website gives priority to completed projects, yet will also publish feasibility studies. One of our aims is to support teachers with their thinking though the publication of case studies.