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UCC Calm Zone featured in Venice Architectural Biennale

8 Dec 2020
UCC Calm Zone

The UCC Calm Zone, designed as part of the Autism Friendly University (AFU) initiative, will feature in the upcoming Venice Architecture Biennale in a show titled ÔÇťAutistic Imaginaries of Architectural Space'', which showcases architecture through the lens of autism. The Calm Zone has been recognised as an example of architecture that has incorporated the principles of autism-friendly design as outlined in the ASPECTSS Design Index. 

The Venice Architecture Biennale is one of the oldest and most prestigious international architecture exhibitions and the inclusion of the Calm Zone represents a huge achievement for all involved in its design and development. The Calm Zone is based in the footprint of the Old College Bar and will provide a valuable place of refuge for autistic students on main campus.

For more on this story contact:

Kirsten Hurley, Autism Friendly University Initiative, Email: kirsten.hurley@ucc.ie 

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