Speaking about his approach to delivering his vision for the project, Will Nash commented, “As an artist working in public spaces, my work necessarily involves collaboration with all kinds of contractors and suppliers; Signbox were totally enthusiastic and fully committed right from the start and shared my passion for detail and quality of finish”.
The wayfinding theme chosen was centred on the way in which people orient themselves in physical spaces and navigate from place to place. The project brief stipulated that the results, in and around the two schools, must reflect the difference in scale and user, yet share a common thread. Furthermore it should consider the specific needs, context and age ranges within the two new school buildings and develop appropriate work in consultation with the two schools and their wider communities.
The chosen common thread was an arrow shape, woven through the sculptures and signs; it is consistently used from the main entrance signs, pictograms, room numbers, area / year identity graphics and murals together with direction signs across the entire campus. Nash added, “The arrow was the right motif for the project because it echoed an ancient flint arrowhead discovered on the site during construction”.
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