How Juries Assess Universal Design in Norwegian Architectural School Competitions.

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Source
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2016;229:229-39
Publication Type
Article
Date
2016
Author
Leif D Houck
Source
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2016;229:229-39
Date
2016
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Architecture as Topic - education
Competitive Behavior
Disabled Persons
Environment Design - standards
Judgment
Norway
Abstract
This paper investigates how architectural school competition juries assess Universal Design. The method used is a case study of 18 recent architectural school competitions in Norway. The results show that most competition briefs ask for Universal Designed buildings. In 8 of the 18 cases, Universal Design is mentioned as an assessment criterion. In 11 of the 18 cases, Universal Design is commented on by the juries in the jury reports, but only in 3 of the cases, do the juries assess this aspect consistently on every competition project. The overall impression is that some amount of uncertainty looms concerning how Universal Design should be assessed in the competition stage. Based on the findings, future juries should concentrate on orientation and overview prior to technicalities and details.
PubMed ID
27534308 View in PubMed
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