Smarter Design — Empowering Business
Custom joinery featuring a detailed pattern inspired by coronal mass ejections (CME) provides an interesting and dynamic landing for visitors to the site, while providing space for further information via digital display. The CME graphic is repeated on glazing throughout the space creating a textural effect that is imbued with meaning. A large photographic representation of a CME is also present in the Research to Operations area.
Wayfinding signage throughout the site utilises brand colours to ensure consistency and aid usability. Visitors to the site can quickly identify room numbers via the Bureau Blue perpendicular signs at each doorway. Larger freestanding totems provide more information at strategic touch points, while bringing in more of The Bureau's new colour palette.
As well as a wayfinding system, the Space Weather Forecasting division of The Bureau of Meteorology required some graphics to differentiate it from other weather divisions. Solar flares and coronal mass ejections are specific space weather concepts that provided visual inspiration to help differentiate the work of this office from others at The Bureau. Colour and pattern have been used to define separate and shared zones within the site which primarily houses the Space Weather Forecasting office, as well as the Defence Space Hub.
The simple yet informative wayfinding solution celebrates the new brand identity while working harmoniously with the interior colour and texture palette.