From the Integration of the Handicapped to Better Industrial Architecture

Francois Lautier


In June, 1995, the Department of Industrial Architecture and Planning at the School of Architecture, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg and the Samhall company jointly organized a seminar on the design of industrial buildings which help integrate the handicapped into the workplace1. Samhall is a group of medium-sized firms which receive government assistance because almost all of their employees are handicapped. The organization unites about 30,000 wage earners working in a variety of production and service positions. During the seminar we visited two Samhall facilities. This paper will report observations and lessons learned from these visits.

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