“The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” is an opportunity for everyone at haa to tell the rest of the office, & the world, what’s floating their boat or not designwise!
haa design’s latest “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” session got us all discussing the inclusiveness of the design of the Olympic Village in Munich almost 40 years after the 1972 games they were constructed for. Inherently accessible housing with all car access below street level the village is now a highly desirable residential area and home to many people with varying disabilities. A population of approximately 6-7K – it has a full range of well used facilities such as a shopping arcade, including 5 bakers, banks, restaurants, bars, school & kindergarten, art centre with cinema & medical facilities. Lots of now mature gardens and communal green spaces the village is home to huge population of birds. Added to this the fantastic graphics and colour schemes produced by Otl Aicher for the 1972 games which included all publicity plus the wayfinding for the village and are still in use today!
Next GBU session – 14 October 2011