Batlleiroig’s project for the Johan Cruyff Stadium for the FC Barcelona has received the ‘Silver Award’ at the International Association for Universal Design Awards, in the category of Public Space.
The jury commented on the design proposal as “a legendary club, a legendary player, and now a great and complex project based on UD criteria. This large and complex building proposal demonstrates a wonderful set of inclusive design values in its overall conception and detailing”.
The International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) conducts activities aimed at achieving its basic objective: “To contribute to the healthy development of society, and improve the welfare of humanity as a whole, through further disseminating and actualizing of Universal Design (UD).”
In that vein, the IAUD International Design Award recognizes groups and individuals who have conducted or proposed particularly noteworthy activities aimed at realizing a UD society in which everyone – regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture, nationality, customs, or other factors – can live comfortably, without feeling any undue inconvenience.