Contest to make public facilities accessible for persons with disabilities
Asia-Pacific, September 27 2016
HCM CITY: The Disability Research and Capacity Development Centre in HCM City last Saturday launched a contest for students to design and upgrade public facilities to make them more usable for persons with disabilities.
The three-month Breaking Down Barriers contest is open to all students of architecture, interior design, planning, industrial arts and construction in the city.
Contestants have to choose one public work for research, analyse its shortcomings in terms of access to persons with disabilities and suggest solutions.
Phạm Nhật Bổn, a senior interior design student at the HCM City University of Architecture, said the contest sounded interesting and would help him and other students in these streams apply what they had learnt in designing works for persons with disabilities.
The contest is organised by the centre and the university’s interior design faculty .