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.
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.
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.
The Municipio station is one of the 11 Art Stations along Line 1 (from Garibaldi to Piscinola) of the underground in Naples that are the result of a project by the municipal administration in Naples.
After being damaged by the 1997 earthquake, Palazzo Buonaccorsi is being restored and adapted to house Macerata’s Museum of Ancient Art, Museum of Modern Art and Coach Museum.
KAT18 conjures up the feeling of an inclusive Gesamtkunstwerk. It took a number of ingredients to make this low budget projet an unusual success.
Cutting-edge accessibility in 16th vaults, an elevator in the Kalmar Castle.
Mediaeval city walls surrounding an historic city in central Spain, where the motto “Accessibility and Inclusion” has been adopted by the municipality as a key social and economic driver.
Home adaptation and accessibility for historical urban houses. This case-study shows the succesful restoration and renovation of a typical early twentieth century Belgian urban terraced house (row house).
From an inaccessible military bastion to an iconic accessible socio-cultural space.
Depuis son ouverture en 2011, le musée se fixe l’objectif de rendre ses espaces accessibles.
The Master Plan for the valorisation of the Museumsinsel (2000-2025) includes an underground “archeological promenade” which will link four of the five museums on the island…
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.
Two strategic interventions created physical access to the castle and its new museum for visitors with mobility difficulties, while substantially preserving historic authenticity and heritage attractiveness.
Accessibility at Läckö Castle has been thought of as a pioneering project from which lessons can be drawn in the service of heritage for all, which is no less than a societal project.
Suomenlinna has adopted a pragmatic approach of gradual improvements to the accessibility of the huge site.
This project profoundly re-interrogates accessibility, which is no longer considered as a constraint, but as a lever for the valorisation of heritage and uses of space.
Understanding disability and disabling environments has been the driver for the access improvements at the Mining Centre.
A range of services and facilities for all were developed : ramps, lifts, accessible signage, an orientation map.
The access assessment identified 1,348 critical points.
The Château de Sainte Suzanne harbours several remarkable access features (signage, models, guided tours, exhibition displays).
Access works at Queen’s House have set a standard. English Heritage has dubbed the project “exemplary”.
The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany has been the subject of sizable renovation works.
Every space that is open to the public in this vast estate of 2000 acres (800 hectares) is the objet of an analysis and reflection on the conditions of access for all.
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.