Mapping the way.
The Campus 'map nodes' comprise narrow, double-sided monoliths, 2250mm high and 500mm wide--ideal for cramped pavements. They feature a single panel with two maps--the immediate city area, within 10 minutes walking distance, plus the wider city context, and a list of marked destination points. In this way the nodes create a series of wayfinding 'stepping stones', which help users to create a mental map of the area. The nodes are interspersed with finger posts which reinforce the chosen route.
The physical appearance of the system was crucial--for a historic city like Cambridge, it had to be both contemporary in style, while working in a heritage context. The finger posts and node structure have a bronze, anodised aluminium finish, to match the city's lighting columns--and the bottom section of the node panel has an insert of local Ketton stone, to offer a visual link to the local environment. www.woodhouse.co.uk
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Title Annotation:||In Situ|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2009|
|Previous Article:||Reed all about it.|
|Next Article:||Last word from ... Ian Richardson.|