Community Centre for People with Disabilities, Holon

Community Centre for People with Disabilities, Holon Architecture, Accessible Building Israel

Community Centre for People with Disabilities, Holon

Building Accessibility Israel – design by Golany Architects

10 Aug 2019

Community Centre for People with Disabilities in Holon

Design: Golany Architects

Location: Holon, Israel

Community Centre for People with Disabilities, Holon

Community Centre for People with Disabilities, Holon

The building that was designed by Tel-Aviv based Golany Architects serves people who experience disabilities. Therefore, providing accessibility was essential and indispensable. Accordingly, strict measures were employed, in order to cater for people with special needs, including wheelchair users.

Community Centre for People with Disabilities, Holon Community Centre for People with Disabilities in Holon by Golany Architects

Inclusive design approach was implemented, so as to create an environment suiting all. It was important to make sure that the accessibility provision would not result in an unattractive, stigmatizing, remedial environment that announces people’s disability, but rather, to create a setting where everyone would feel comfortable and equal.

Community Centre for People with Disabilities, Holon

Colors were used to facilitate legibility and orientation. They serve as markers to assist, also those who cope with visual impairment, to find their way and remain oriented; plus, colours serve as means to create a cheerful, lively atmosphere and stimulating positive emotions.

Community Centre for People with Disabilities, Holon

Community Centre for People with Disabilities, Holon

All the materials were chosen to suit the required frequent cleaning, and the accidental impact of wheelchairs. Their hues were chosen to comply with the required colour contrast.

Community Centre for People with Disabilities in Holon by Golany Architects

The building serves as a day care centre for 40 individuals with disabilities over the age of 21. Most activities are held in the activity rooms, each serving a group of 8. In addition, the building consists of dining room, physiotherapy and other therapy rooms, meeting spaces and outdoor areas.

Community Centre for People with Disabilities in Holon by Golany Architects

The connection to the outdoors has been an important consideration, as many of the users are not independently able to experience the outdoors. The north front elevation allows wide views of the street, thereby granting a sense of involvement in the local street life. While the rear south elevation with large shaded openings toward the garden, open to outdoor activity areas.

Community Centre for People with Disabilities in Holon by Golany Architects

The front elevation is dominated by curtain windows and steel columns to match and blend in the new office buildings that are designed in this evolving urban area. The inclusive design approach that guided all the design decisions, is also presented in the way the building introduces itself to the public.

Community Centre for People with Disabilities in Holon by Golany Architects

Community Centre for People with Disabilities in Holon – Building Information

Architects: Golany Architects, www.golanyarchitects.com
Lead Architects: Galit Golany, Yaron Golany
Location: Holon, Israel
Client: Holon Municipality
Built area: 1200 sqm
Year: 2018

Plan layouts – ground floor ; first floor:
Holon building plan ground floor layout Holon building plan first floor layout

Photographs: Amit Gosher (www.amitgosher.co.il) Golany Architects – images 16, 28 and 30.

Community Centre for People with Disabilities in Holon by Golany Architects

Community Centre for People with Disabilities, Holon images / information from Golany Architects

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Location: Holon, Israel




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