ILI introduces Universal Design Awards
The Irish Landscape Institute has partnered with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design to launch the Universal Design Award
2 September 2015
The Irish Landscape Institute has partnered with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design to launch the Universal Design Award as part of the ILI Landscape Design Awards
Having announced the return of the ILI Landscape Design Awards last month, the Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) has now announced it has partnered with the Centre for Excellence in Universal design (CEUD) to launch the Universal Design Award.
This new award will be presented during the organisations award ceremony which will take place in October. The award aims to celebrate spaces which have been designed ‘so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people, regardless of their age, size or disability’.
According to the ILI “A well-designed Universal Design environment is that which is accommodating to the largest portion of society in a multitude of ways. Universal Design encourages design excellence in all design disciplines, and should result in a finished product that is elegant, beautiful and usable by people from children to the elderly.”
A Universal Design ‘acknowledges the changes that we all experience during our lifetimes, the very young, the very old, and those with disabilities. It considers the Visual, the Auditory, the Tactile and the Cognitive senses. When successful, Universal Design becomes part of the background, barely perceived.’
For more information on this award and other awards which are part of the ILI Landscape Design Awards visit the Irish Landscape Institute website.