Who is Hotel at The Briggait for?
Universal Design = Everyone
Solo Traveller: Female on business, occasional wheelchair user
Female with Dual Sensory Impairment
Couple on a short break; Male wheelchair bound
Young couple taking a short city break
Family with 2 adults and 3 children; 1 child wheelchair bound with learning difficulties
My project aim is to ensure that individuals, families, and couples who require extra support and facilities and at times feel they cannot leave their home to go on a short break, or even just out for a meal, can do so knowing they will have the necessary equipment, like they have at home, in an appealing and comfortable environment. In addition to this, de-medicalisation of your typical ‘accessible’ hotel room is paramount.
Although my focus and aim for the project is to cater to those who are not always considered in the wider perspective of the hotel business, the hotel and restaurant are accessible to any individual at any time.
The hotel boasts the same appealing aesthetics as a modern, boutique hotel, but with extra considerations in mind, for example, space, lighting and technology.