Inclusive Design: Spaces for All
With an increasingly aging society and the global movement for more diversity, we are becoming much more aware of the needs that people with impairments have in terms of space for living and working. These needs are therefore given more weight during the construction and renovation of buildings. The earlier the experiences of senior citizens, people with a disability and others with special needs are channeled into the development process, the more inclusivity and foresight can go into the design of buildings and spaces.
It is part of the DNA of Hawa Sliding Solutions to optimize spaces for flexibility in order to make full use of their potential. We rethink spaces and develop solutions and products for all users. The aim is to improve the mobility and comfort of older people whose strength is diminishing as well as of people with disabilities, and also to offer more security to families with young children.
We are living longer and staying healthier too. That means that seniors can live independently into their old age—thus creating demand for new, age-appropriate housing worldwide. If we want to flexibly adapt living spaces to keep up with demographic developments, barrier-free buildings should be the rule.Read article
Senior housing can’t be exported 1: 1
An architect from Singapore and a Swiss gerontologist speak about aspects of senior living and the cultural differences that exist in that context.Read the interview
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Moving with ease
Sliding doors help to make rooms more obstacle-free. For senior citizens and people with disabilities, safety in everyday life is increased if the doors can be operated reliably and with little effort.
With the new Hawa Junior 100, we provide a hardware solution that addresses precisely these needs.
Sliding door fitting for wooden doors weighing up to 100 kg that fulfils accessibility standards, with innovative magnetic soft closing system and opening forces of less than 22 N.
Discover new possibilities for sliding doors in barrier free environments.