Designing for disability - a Danish case study on DR BYEN

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Considerations for the disabled have become increasingly important in most countries. The building codes set a number of requirements with a minimum standard, but these have been supplemented by various recommendations and guidelines. The requirements and recommendations vary from country to country. In Denmark a Danish Standard (DS 3028) with detailed recommendations on accessibility was issued in 2001. This paper gives a description of the way these recommendations were put into action in a current Danish building project. DR Byen is the new headquarters for DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) in Copenhagen, which is under construction at the moment. The project in-cludes 130.000 sq. m divided into 4 parts, which have been designed by 4 different de-sign teams. The complex has several areas with public access; including a concert hall and various studios. The paper provides an evaluation of the activities and measures in relation to disability considerations and draws conclusions in relation to the need of in-creased awareness and competencies on accessibility in the design process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedings of CIB W096 Architectural Management : 'Special Meeting' on Designing Value: New Directions in Architectural Management
Number of pages473
VolumePublication no. 307
Place of PublicationKgs. Lyngby
PublisherTechnical University of Denmark
Publication date2005
ISBN (Print)87-7877-190-0
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventDesigning Value: New directions in architectural management - DTU, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …


ConferenceDesigning Value
CityKgs. Lyngby
Period01/01/2005 → …

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