ARC605 | Spring 2017
In order to create continuity on a small site (11,000 sq ft), each floor is sloped as a ramp, which creates continuity from ground to top level. A 1:20 slope ramp was used to satisfy Universal Design, but to achieve ceiling heights and variation (giving choice), 1:12 ramps are strategically used. A 1:20 ramp is easy to walk up without much effort, and children will love the slopes, and can run around from the bottom to the top level. Floor color will help users to navigate their position in the building. If a child is separated from his or her parents, the parents can call the child and ask floor color and the child can respond, “Mom I’m at the pink floor!” Changes of color will attract users to proceed to the next level.