International Design for All Foundation Awards 2016 Winners Announced

Europe, News, April 6 2016

PARIS: On 22 March 2016, during the Urbaccess fair in Paris, the Design for All Foundation award ceremony took place.  For the 7th edition of the awards, the Foundation awarded a total of 36 projects/products from 12 different countries as “Good Practices 2015” as they had met the assessment criteria.

award ceremony group photoThese Good Practices were then assessed in terms of their relevance, methodology, outputs, impact and innovation by an international jury to select the five winners of the trophy 2016. Eight Special mentions were also given.

Winners 2016

Category: Spaces, products and services already in use

  • “Parks of Sintra Welcome Better” (Parques de Sintra Monte da Lua)-Portugal
  • 4 educational products of Signes de sens (Signes de sens)-France
  • Seable Holidays (Seable Ltd)-England

Category: Projects, proposals, methodologies and studies

  • Concept of barrier-free environment in the historic center of Kuldiga (Baltic Architecture Center)-Latvia
  • Accessibility in Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Technical Form for Validation, Selection, Calculation and Basic Equipment of universal Accessibility for shelters (Technical Secretariat for the Inclusive Management in Disabilities-SETEDIS of the Vice-presidency of the Republic of Ecuador)-Ecuador

Special Mentions

Category: Spaces, products and services already in use

  • Gres ceramic tiles for urban solutions (Access Safety)-Spain
  • Spinal cord Injury treatment in Cruces public Hospital (Hospital Universitario Cruces -OSI EZKERRALDEA ENKARTERRI CRUCES)-Spain
  • Skoog (Skoogmusic Ltd)-United Kingdom

Category: Projects, proposals, methodologies and studies

  • Immersive Modeling (Wosomtech / Creative Space Lab)-France
  • Inclusive Choir (Inclusive Choir)-France
  • “5 Friends, 5 Senses” (Associação para a Recuperação de Cidadãos Inadaptados da Lousã (ARCIL)-Portugal
  • Milvus&Lanius senior residences JongMëtt Lënster à Junglinster (Administration Communale de Junglinster)- Luxembourg
  • Monument Protection & Accessibility (“Modell+Design” at Technical University of Berlin / Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment Berlin)-Germany


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