Barrier Free Design Methods applied in Passenger Terminals based on Characteristics of Transportation Poor & Barrier Free Elements - Focused on the Gunsan International*Coastal Passenger Boat Terminal -

교통약자의 행동특성과 이동편의시설 설치요소를 통한 여객시설 디자인방법에 관한 연구 - 군산 국제·연안여객선 터미널을 대상으로 -

  • Received : 2013.08.31
  • Accepted : 2013.10.11
  • Published : 2013.10.31


Due to implementation of legislations for translation poor such as handicapped people, elderlies, children most public buildings are now integrating barrier free design methods. However, barrier free design is still considered as constraints of physical elements that only serve to meet functional aspects for minors and conflict with designs of the space. The authors believe that it is time that barrier free design is considered not as constraints but opportunities that both meet functional and aesthetical needs serving the growing population of transportation poor and others as well. This paper has looked into characteristics of transportation poor and barrier free design elements of passenger terminals and developed 4 categories of design methods. applied by using human sense, form, furniture, and architectural elements. Then the authors analyzed Gunsan International and coastal passenger terminal existing conditions which is considered to be designed to meet barrier free guidelines and legislations through the developed design categories and elements. The result turned out that the subject in regard of barrier free designs for transportation poor lack various applications such as forms that can be used as symbolic and directional elements that assists as wayfinding cues. Also, flexible and multi functional approaches in furniture arrangements, structural approaches are needed.


Transportation Poor;Barrier-Free Design;Universal Design;Passenger Terminal

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