Wayfinding signage helps people navigate their way through the urban landscape. Good wayfinding signage also details walking distance and/or time to key locations.
The Castle of Dublin was erected in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction. This project was to create a signage system to allow people and vehicles to find clear direction around the routes the estate.
With such a large and diverse environment, the wayfinding project provided information in two phases, each with a slightly different feel. First cover the outlets of the castle, the second part is to create a signage for orianting people inside. designing maps and signs with clear directions and consistent branding. These are used for vehicle directions, car parking and pedestrian & mobility vehicle routes around the estate.
After considering various design directions, it became clear early on that the graphics should mimic the iconic and recognizable of Dublin.The final form was not meant to impose itself on the streetscape, but rather feel like a natural extension of it.