ST BRIGID'S GREEN

St Brigid’s Green is a five-building, state-of-the-art residential aged care facility, comprising 89 independent living units and 66 high level care suites. Recognising our extensive experience in the delivery of architectural graphics, interpretive signage and wayfinding systems, we were commissioned to develop a comprehensive signage package.

Following thorough site investigation, we quickly recognised the opportunity to develop a signage strategy that would optimise functionality, while delivering residents a meaningful sense of ‘place’ and ‘belonging’.

To inform our design, we carried out a thorough review of the building during construction stage; analysing the space and predicting user routes. Our thorough understanding of the buildings' operational constraints and user behaviour, enabled us to produce an effective wayfinding and signage strategy to complement the built environment and respond to individual tenant and visitor navigational needs. The wayfinding package included design and documentation for over 400 internal and external signs.

As an extension to the wayfinding system, we were also commissioned to develop interpretive signage in acknowledgement of the site’s history as the former location of Brigidine High School, and to affirm it’s significance to the local Catholic community and Brigidine Congregation.

This scope included all research, copywriting, sourcing of archival imagery and artefacts, and the design of bespoke display furniture. The interpretive signage integrated three-dimensional objects, included for their ability to authenticate themes delivered through the text narrative.

To add 'meaning' and enhance the communicative quality of the interpretative signage, we commissioned a unique item for inclusion. A 'reed cross' - symbolic to the Brigidine Sisters - was hand-made by a Sister of the Brigidine Order. We had the delicate cross 3D scanned and cast in bronze. Integrated with the signage, the highly tactile cross features proudly as a direct link to the religious heritage of the site.