Team 6-02 | North

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Number: 02

Title: Signs Will Guide You Home

Keywords: signs, wayfinding, indications

Description: Sign: [noun.] a notice, bearing a name, direction, warning, or advertisement, that is displayed or posted for public view. Sign: a wayfinder, providing orientation to the new, direction to the lost. Arranged in an almost neo-Classical form of architecture, an echo to the building forms such as the Bank of London in the Bank area, the collage conveys the idea that signs act in the same manner as these forms of architecture do: they generate trust, they generate a sense of familiarity. With signs and clear directions, a previously unknown place becomes known, a previously foreboding place loses its seemingly sinister appearance. Signs are similarly key in the Kings Cross area; with a new generation of buildings and built form, signs help orient the lost to the area, leaving a sense of familiarity despite its altogether new form.

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