The Pavilion provides voluntary lifesavers with facilities to operate from, as well as a public amenity block of toilets, showers and change rooms. The clients wanted to engage with a design team who could build upon the unique and playful character of Coogee, while still meeting the strict requirements for signage and wayfinding within a public amenity facility. The functional aim was to assist with the public’s use of the space as well as soften the contemporary architecture.
Ferrier Hodgson is one of Asia Pacific's leading independent provider of business restructuring and advisory services. When they decided to move to a new office at Barangaroo, Extrablack was commissioned by their interior design consultant to create a large placemaking entry feature and wayfinding signage throughout the space.
The Sydney Foreshore Cultural Walkway is a 9km walk along the harbor foreshore from the Australian Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour to Woolloomooloo, accessed at different points and weaving through some of Sydney’s most well known and iconic cultural institutions, parks, bays and urban settings.
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.
Moving around campus is now a very different experience. Instead of locating buildings using confusing acronyms like E7A, the firm helped Macquarie introduce addresses like University Avenue and Wally’s Walk to facilitate navigation.