Through the analysis of foot traffic and sight lines, external signage carefully considers the user journey and the relationship of one sign to another. Defining the area as a signature place-marker, a large totemic structure expresses joyful colour and a sense of arrival, catching the eye from a distance and drawing you in. From here, smaller directional signage guides visitors and staff into the building. Within the context of these bolder pieces, building identification for the Carlton Primary School required visual clarity and appropriate scale to the newly built Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA) addition by Law Architects.
Internally, the visual narrative continues, with clear directional and identification signage aiding staff and visitors in their journey around multiple service offerings and spaces. Colour and pattern are maintained, yet randomised, to provide visual interest and complement the interior fit-out.
Celebrating inclusion, diversity, and play, the Carlton Learning Precinct signage and wayfinding captures the imagination and encapsulates a vibrant community.
Encapsulating the City of Melbourne's Family Services, a privately run Early Learning Centre and Carlton Primary School, the Carlton Learning Precinct celebrates inclusion, acceptance, diversity, and play. Located within a complex community context and with varied services available, a clear signage and wayfinding system was required to define the precinct area and welcome staff and visitors from the public realm through to internal spaces. Visually appealing while providing clear information, this is a vibrant and playful visual language that catches the imagination of children and adults alike.
The Carlton Learning Precinct encapsulates the City of Melbourne's Family Services, a privately run Early Learning Centre and Carlton Primary School. A strong and simple signage and wayfinding system was required to help unify the services and simplify the user journey. The precinct is located amongst low and high-density housing, commercial and retail tenancies, and busy traffic thoroughfares, requiring a strong external presence to help draw people in and establish a consistent visual narrative to link to the spaces within.
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