Visitor Attraction Wayfinding: The Sky Garden, London

Brief: Wayfinding & Sign Design

Sector: Visitor Attraction

Client: Canary Wharf Developments, Land Securities

Based in the heart of the city, The Sky Garden is London’s highest public garden. Featuring a restaurant, bar, brasserie and spectacular views across London, The Sky Garden is one of London’s ‘must visit’ attractions.

As well as helping diners find a specific destination, the wayfinding provides reassurance and gives guests the confidence to fully explore the public space. As the Sky Garden extends across three levels, strong emphasis was placed on accessibility with clear directional signs to the accessible lifts and facilities.

It was important that the design was distinct, but aligned with the design style of the wayfinding for the building as a whole. The signs take their inspiration from the unique architectural form of the building, (see here for more information), transitioning from a flat panel to a curved shape. The signs are made from stove-enamelled aluminium in a light metallic blue. This ensures that they stand out from the planting for when a visitor is looking for information, but melt into the background with an ethereal aesthetic when not required.

Other Examples from our portfolio:

Trinity Kitchen, Leeds

The Waterfront, Oman

Close up of a totem sign featuring an inbuilt digital screen, located within the Sky Garden visitor attraction at 20 Fenchurch St , LondonTotem sign with directional information located within the Sky Garden visitor attraction, at 20 Fenchurch St, LondonView through the Sky garden at 20 Fenchurch St showing a fee standing direction totem sign in the foregroundPhoto of lift level identification sign within the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch St

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