Designing wayfinding that embeds the old and new histories of this site.
The wayfinding system of the West End Residences are designed to maintain the original essence of it's Glebe Location, and define the identity of the development.
West End Residences, Wayfinding
ClientRoxy Pacific Developments Pty Ltd
Date2017 - 2019
Site area7,125 sqm
LocationGlebe, NSWGFA18,960 sqmApartments231Indigenous CountryGadigal
Located in Glebe, facing the skyline of Sydney, the West End Residences sit in an area undergoing a rich transformation.
The project consists of two buildings, generous landscaped courtyards, accessible roofs and additional dynamic compositional features.
Materials and textures of both the architecture and environmental graphics, are selected to keep the original essence of the area.
The unique design approach defines the spatial branding and identity for the development.
Inspired by the Art Deco movement, the graphic system of the environmental graphics uses a combination of modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials.
It also draws on the architectural use of arches and the strong lines of the building to inform the design approach.
“We're drawing on something old to reinvent something new again.”