Wayfinding

The Wayfinding Handbook

Honor Award
The Wayfinding Handbook, Princeton Architectural Press, Two Twelve

Where am I? What can I do here? Where can I go from here? Consciously or not, we ask such questions every day as we navigate the places and spaces of our lives. Whether we find ourselves in a museum, hospital, train station, park, or street in an unfamiliar city, we depend on systems of visual, audible, and tactile cues not only to lead the way, but also to keep us safe. They are the fundamental questions of wayfinding—a process that encompasses both the experience of choosing a path within a built environment and the set of design elements that aid in such a decision.

Two Twelve

Bikeway Belém

Merit Award
Bikeway Belém, Lisbon Seaport (APL), EDP, Lisbon City Hall, P-06 Atelier, Global Landscape Architecture

The goal of the Bikeway Belém project was not only to define and provide wayfinding guidance for the new 7,362-meter bike route along the river Tagus in the center of Lisbon, but to energize the diverse urban spaces that it traverses.

P-06 Atelier, Global Landscape Architecture

Docks en Seine

Merit Award
Docks en Seine, Icade, Nicolas Vrignaud

Docks en Seine is a new fashion and design-focused development on the Left Bank, part of ongoing urban renewal efforts in Paris’ 13th arrondissement. Architects Jakob + MacFarlane (Paris) designed an arresting green metal pipe structure that envelops an existing 1907 concrete warehouse. The warehouse serves as the project’s circulation, linking various spaces such as a fashion school, cafes, restaurants, and a bookstore.

Nicolas Vrignaud

Hand to Hand

Merit Award
Hand to Hand, PRINT IT!, María de Ros, Daniel Loewe

What could be more universal than the language of pointing hands? That was the premise of two separate “Hand to Hand” wayfinding/art installations, one staged in an old building in Madrid’s city center and the other held as part of Barcelona’s ExpoHogar, a biannual fair of interior design and decoration.

María de Ros, Daniel Loewe

Museu Fundação Oriente

Merit Award
Museu Fundação Oriente, JLCG Arquitecto, P-06 Atelier

Lisbon’s new Orient Museum opened in 2008 in a former warehouse. P-06 Atelier developed the museum’s corporate identity, communication display system, and wayfinding system and supports, in addition to a chromatic study of the building, the opening campaign (press, TV, and outdoors), and all communication products including books, tickets, and merchandising.

P-06 Atelier

RTKL Office

Merit Award
RTKL Office, RTKL Associates

RTKL Associates’ new 60,000-sq.-ft. Washington, D.C., office—seeking LEED-Platinum certification—is an example of next-generation sustainable corporate interiors. RTKL’s goal was to create a workplace that reflects its collaborative culture and commitment to environmental stewardship.

RTKL Associates

Soho

Merit Award
Soho, Soho China, emerystudio

Soho China, a developer of high-profile branded commercial properties in central Beijing and Shanghai, collaborates with internationally-recognized architects to create iconic real estate. Several of Soho China’s developments have become landmark structures in Beijing’s emerging skyline.

emerystudio

World Square Carpark

Merit Award
World Square Carpark, Brookfield Multiplex, BrandCulture Communications

Traditionally, car parks are uninviting and disorientating, sometimes to the point of being dangerous. The BrandCulture Communications design team was intent on turning this around at the World Square Car Park, by creating a welcoming environment that is simple to navigate and easy to understand.

BrandCulture Communications

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