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.