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Good Practice 2014
Category: Projects, proposals, methodologies and studies

Urbanc

Portal 48, Espacio para la creación SL

Spain

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This project is developed by Portal 48, Espacio para la creación, S.L., co-promoted by the University of Vigo (through the deputy vice-chancellor of Pontevedra University Campus) and also by the Pontevedra Town Hall. We wanted to go into detail about the difficulties posed by the “design for all” project applying it to the urban furniture design and by establishing a fundamental premise of interdisciplinary and collaborative work.

The project not only aimed at the raising awareness but also the development of teaching strategies and the creation of knowledge networks. This would make the issue visible by trying to find formal solutions which would be applicable to all users. Apart from that, the involvement of the industry (in collaboration with the Confederation of Wood Entrepreneurs) in the development of functional and viable products in terms of commerciality and they should also possess an accessible and universal design.

This project achieved the following objectives:

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