Barbara just found this fascinating story about designing a whole building for the Deaf and hard of hearing. Never been done before! It’s a podcast from the ABC, and very interesting.
Expression Australia is the country’s oldest deaf society, founded almost 140 years ago. But in that time there has been no purpose-built office for the deaf community… until now. Last month, the society’s new headquarters opened in inner Melbourne, a building co-designed with the deaf community. Interior designer Sian Neame-Smith and Expression Australia’s outgoing CEO Nicky Long join Blueprint to discuss how the building came together.