THERE are pleased to announce that we have been appointed to undertake a cohesive wayfinding strategy plan for Sydney's Barangaroo precinct.
Barangaroo is Sydney's newest and most significant inner-city precinct. It is located on the north-western edge of the Sydney central business district and the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The site, once a huge concrete apron servicing commercial shipping and more recently passenger liners, is undergoing a remarkable transformation.
Over the next decade it is being re- shaped into a thriving public, residential and commercial precinct with a waterfront promenade running the length of the site. Incorporating a major new public headland park: Barangaroo Point, which will bookend Bennelong Point, it is one of the most ambitious and significant waterfront redevelopments anywhere in the world.
In the near future, 23,000 people will live and work in the precinct, with 33,000 people expected to visit Barangaroo each day.
With such a massive development being rolled out in stages, our first challenges will be ensuring synergy between the design agencies working in silos to ensure an overarching guiding design principle to aid cohesion between them.
‘We aim to deliver an overarching wayfinding strategy for the Barangaroo to help galvanise the precinct as a whole’ says Gordon Eckel, Commercial Director. The aim will be to create a guiding framework and platform to ensure consistency and cohesion across the different buildings, stages and agencies.
Barangaroo South will merge with the city, and visitors will be guided by wayfinding and signage systems with clear, consistent and intuitive information that will enhance the experience for multiple user groups. The Carpark wayfinding system will be an inventive and colourful modular system designed to guide an individual or group's journey through to the built environment and will support the vision for a bold new place.
More on that to come…