Pedestrian wayfinding system
As a Consultancy we strive to generate sustainable design solutions and have a studio reputation for creating durable ‘fit-for-purpose’ signage structures. When we learnt that one of our clients, Dublin Docklands Development Authority was to amalgamate with one of our other key Irish clients Dublin City Council, two exciting development opportunities became apparent.
Firstly the more recent Dublin City pedestrian wayfinding system could be extended into the Docklands area of the city centre with the potential to establish a single seamless citywide navigation provision as opposed to two separate systems.
Secondly, the earlier Docklands signage structures, although now 10 years old were originally designed and specified to have a 20-year plus life expectancy and remained in excellent physical condition. If a new home could be found a refurbishment program including the addition of new information graphics would deliver an extended system life at low cost and with excellent green credentials. With client support negotiations with close neighbours Dún Laoghaire progresses positively culminating in plans to utilise the DDDA structures.
To our delight in early 2014 Dún Laoghaire commissioned their new town centre pedestrian wayfinding system. Received positively by the local community, it is very satisfying to see the ‘old signs’ back on the street, looking resplendent with their new maps, directional information and new coat of paint. With a little care and attention, fit for another 10 years of service.