Implement best practices in corridor design
Rationale: Designing corridors with enhanced visual and safety features supports interior wayfinding, increasing physical activity and reducing the risk of injury and overexertion as well as risk of chronic cardiovascular diseases related to sedentary lifestyles.
Demonstrate compliance with the below:
Corridor Design (Full Credit):
To achieve full credit, demonstrate compliance with the following requirement:
- Utilize contrasting floor and wall colors throughout all interior corridors and hallways within the project.
- Implement a minimum of three of the following active design strategies throughout the length of all corridors:
- hanging framed artwork
- painting murals on the walls
- adding resting areas (eg, lean bar, bench)
- creating a continuous loop with no dead ends
- providing windows with views of nature.
- Implement a minimum of two of the following safety elements throughout all corridors within residential areas:
- handrails: locate handrails on two sides
- materials: use low-pile carpeting or slip-resistant flooring
- visual cues: use cues (with paint and lighting) to highlight edges, entrances and exits, or obstacles.
- For facilities with Memory Care Communities, implements one of the following design features to minimize confusion in residential areas:
- camouflage doors that are not accessible to resident spaces.
- highlight doors that are accessible to resident spaces.
Types of compliance documentation required:
- Annotated design drawings
- Annotated plans
- Annotated photographs