Quito Turismo receives the president of the Global Universal Design Commission
Peter Blanck will fulfill an agenda of activities organized by the institution, which includes a tour of the Historic Center of Quito, tourist places and experiences offered by the city
Peter Blanck, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC), an international organization that promotes the development of accessible architecture, meets an official visit to the country for the delivery of the Accessibility and Universal Design Certification to the Metropolitan Convention Center of Quito (CCMQ) next Thursday, January 17, making it the first building in the country and Latin America to receive this international recognition as it meets the universal design standards for buildings for public use.
Prior to the certification event, Peter Blanck, president of the (GUDC) and Verónica Sevilla, general manager of Quito Turismo and as a delegate of the Mayor's Office of Quito, held a meeting in his office in order to share their experiences regarding accessibility issues , tourism and building.
Verónica Sevilla, pointed out that the Metropolitan Convention Center of Quito, was a great challenge for the city, and was built with a vision of accessibility and universal design with the highest quality standards.
"We are working on a destination with accessibility standards and universal design, and this should have continuity over time," he added.
For his part, Blanck stressed, "We must look for more creative and profitable alternatives to improve the designs of universal structure, since they will improve the quality of services and increase the number of tourists."
Peter Blanck will fulfill an agenda of activities organized by the institution, which includes a tour of the Historic Center of Quito, tourist places and experiences offered by the city.
The (GUDC) evaluates between one of the requirements for certification, the structure of the building, and the CCMQ whose construction has been in charge of the Ecuadorian Council of Sustainable Building and Ekron Constructions, complies with Ecuadorian regulations on accessibility to the physical environment defined by the INEN and by the Ecuadorian Construction Standard.
The CCMQ, opened its doors to the public on September 19, and has been the scene of five major national and international events that have attracted more than 174,000 visitors.
This impressive building erected in the heart of Quito, has a modern infrastructure of 16,442.72 m2 of construction divided into 2 lobbies, 2 exhibition halls, 1 event room and a multifunctional auditorium with capacity for 500 people.
The CCMQ has all the facilities for people of all ages, conditions and abilities to enjoy safely and comfortably any type of event or show.
The magnitude of events that this impressive architectural work contemplates, projects and positions the tourism of the city, turning it into a strategic point for the realization of national and international congresses and conventions.
It is expected that for this year in the facilities of the Metropolitan Convention Center of Quito there will be 15 national and 7 international events.