QUALITY IN HUMAN EXPERIENCE
DISABLED RAMP PROJECT
Project- “4 Cubes” business centre
Program-disabled access ramp
Client- LLC “Eika”
Collaborators- Saulius Pamerneckis (JAD/UAW)
Location- Zalgirio street 135, Vilnius, Lithuania
Status- proposal, design period 2008.02- 03
Disabled access ramp brief, located just up front the office complex, called for sculptural expression- to mark the entrance on a main road.
Object conceived as a mixture of four concepts of form, function, material and atmosphere. All interlaced with an ideas and stereotypes of disability.
General proportions provide comfortable rise angle for wheelchair access and side walls hight is just enough to block views when traveling on foot. General orientation determined by site and public pavement boundaries.
Materials and construction embraces simplicity and quality. Polished concrete slab and steel structure cladded in black anodized steel externally with translucent white glass on spider system for interior finish. It covers LED lighting fittings. Three metal and glass decorative elements formed by hand. Mirror finish stainless steel railings.