Entro Designs Wayfinding for The Met

The Metro­pol­i­tan Museum of Art’s reno­vated plaza was recently unveiled in New York City. To comple­ment this public space, Entro (Toronto) devel­oped a wayfind­ing program that is care­fully inte­grated into the archi­tec­tural and newly land­scaped environment.

The plaza was rede­vel­oped at a cost of $65M, spon­sored by phil­an­thropist David H. Koch. Occu­py­ing a four-block area (about three foot­ball fields), the plaza features two large computer-controlled foun­tains, LED illu­mi­na­tion, gran­ite paving, 100-plus trees, and a large seat­ing area complete with parasols.

Entro designed the signage program which recog­nizes prece­dence of the surround­ing archi­tec­ture through the use of simple forms, and compat­i­ble colors and mate­ri­als. The wayfind­ing program has received high praise because it blends into the envi­ron­ment, as though it had always been a part of the orig­i­nal building.

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