Castellana 81: Commitment to accessibility

ACCESSIBLITY

Within the framework of Castellana 81’s commitment to accessibility and a diverse society, the building has obtained the highest DIGA grading (Hallmark of Level of Accessibility) -5 stars- in the category of unique building built before 2010.

This makes Castellana 81 the first unique office building in Spain to hold the highest level of DIGA certification for persons with disabilities, senior citizens and pregnant women.

Created by the Shangri-La Foundation, DIGA certification takes into account functional diversity standards, including physical, sensory and cognitive criteria, so that any person, regardless of their condition, can move about the building comfortably and safely.

Renovations implemented at Castellana 81 include physical, sensory and cognitive measures, which have enhanced usability while upholding criteria such as modernity, elegance and the avant-garde, thereby demonstrating that incorporating accessibility is compatible with functionality.

THE ACTIONS IMPLEMENTED ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Removing architectural barriers in street level access areas.
  • Accommodations and adaptions on access doors.
  • Removing architectural barriers for indoor mobility in communal areas.
  • Accessible toilets.
  • Signage and maps with easily recognizable pictograms and chromatic contrast, touch detection in high relief and/or braille.
  • Foot-touch signage to increase safety and autonomy of visually and cognitively impaired persons.
  • Accessible lifts in terms of size, equipped with visual, audio and touch information.
  • Innovations in access control management software.
  • Accessible support point in terms of design and facilities.
  • Systems and resources to facilitate communication and information, with magnetic loop.