DESIGNING FOR COUNTER TERRORISM
1 November 2016
In 2011 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) published practical guidance for architects and planners on designing for counter-terrorism, ensuring they are better equipped to think about designing in security features from the outset. Unfortunately this aspect of planning any major construction is still an issue.
Published as part of the RIBA's ongoing work with the Home Office and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) on protecting public spaces, the guidance aims to raise awareness of the importance of design in achieving this objective, by setting out the most common considerations when designing for counter-terrorism in the built environment. It features real-life case studies of UK buildings, which show the different ways built environment professionals are responding to the challenge of creating secure spaces that are open and welcoming to the public.
Read more and download the Counter-Terrorism Guidelines on the RIBA website