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Draft for Public Comment of AS 1428.4, Design For Access and Mobility—Wayfinding

Last year, Standards Australia released a Draft for Public Comment of "DR AS 1428.4.2:2018, Design for Access and Mobility, Part 4.2: Means to Assist the Orientation of People with Vision Impairment—Wayfinding Signs." Many in the wayfinding community collaborated on a joint response to the draft and a revision has recently been released for further comment. 

According to Sydney Chapter Chairs, Nick Bannikoff and Carlo Giannasca, the main points are as follows:

Sydney Park Business Centre

Finalist 2018
Sydney Park Business Centre

This site was originally a 1940 Australian Interwar Functionalist style factory building in Sydney, reconstructed 15 years ago with very few original features remain. All owners were frustrated with the lack of signage. The physical nomenclature was illogical. Low number suites on the first level and the remaining scattered on the ground level. Six entrances, and one well-hidden lift. Nearly everyone coming into the building would get lost.

Nubo

Merit Award 2018
Nubo

Working in collaboration with Joey Ho and Patrick Leung of PalDesign Architects, Urbanite was commissioned to work on a new concept in children’s play spaces that is understood to be the first of its kind in Australia. Built around best practices for early childhood education through a lens of play, Nubo supports education and growth through exploration and connection for children up to ten years of age.

Roche Sydney

Merit Award 2018
Roche Sydney

Roche is a world leader in pharmaceutical excellence and has been a pioneer in global healthcare for over 120 years. Innovation is their lifeblood, working to spearhead new medicines and diagnostic tests that help millions of patients globally. Their innovative work is at the forefront of cancer research and a frontrunner in the creation of personalized healthcare.

Westpac Place

Merit Award 2018
Westpac Place

Westpac, one of Australia’s "big four" banks, celebrated their 200th year in 2017, the milestone coinciding with the refurbishment of their flagship Sydney office. The overhaul of their headquarters also prompted a move to an agile working environment.

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