Most of the office buildings by Skanska were subject to detailed accessibility audit, which was performed by Integration Foundation. It is the first such cooperation in the country on the line commercial developer – foundation, which concerns buildings on such a big scale.
The building of universal structures, fully accessible to those who have particular expectations, was a very important business decision to us. Most of all, such activity requires big empathy and understanding for the needs of the disabled on each stage of realization – starting with the early project and ending with its final finishings. It is also about taking responsibility for the fragment of the city in order to build a space for everyone on equal terms. We decided to engage architects in the cooperation with Integration Foundation, with whom we implement our investments, as well as the employees of all departments of the company. During a summer integration meeting, we took part in the city game, during which we crossed different parts of the city on a wheel, or we were devoid of such senses as seeing or hearing. Then the human understands how it is to be an excluded person. Thanks to such knowledge, we can create places which will be fully accessible – says Arkadiusz Rudzki, Managing Director of Skanska Property Poland.
Spark complex, which is being realized in the Warsaw’s Wola district, was the first commercial building in Poland audited in respect of accessibility to the disabled at the very early stage of design. In the moment of commissioning, the building has a chance to be awarded the certificate "Building without barriers", that is something that Atrium 2 aspires to be granted.
The list of facilities in Atrium 2 and in its surroundings includes: readable visual information, bathrooms on the ground floor equipped with the system of calling for help, big elevators, entrance on the level of the pavement, etc.