The wayfinding strategy for the 3Ts Redevelopment will mean that visitors to the new hospital will be able to find their way around using feature wall artworks, as well as the standard signage system.
Using artworks alongside signage not only makes navigation easier, it also adds a human touch to make the corridors and lifts more friendly and welcoming for patients.
12 illustrators have been commissioned to create original works that ‘Connect with Place’. Illustrating the themes of Brighton, Sussex and Coast, the wayfinding artworks will create a welcoming identity for the new hospital and reflect the culture of its local communities.
How the artworks help people find their way around
Visitors will be able to orientate themselves in the hospital using signage, colour and artworks.
The artworks will:
- identify key junctions and points of arrival
- differentiate floors and lift cores
- provide visitors with straightforward and enjoyable journeys
Artworks with the floor number prominent, will greet and orientate visitors outside each lift.
Further prominent walls have been identified on every floor to create a visual ‘funnel’ to guide visitors to and from each Lift Core. Plus, where relevant, department entrances will also be highlighted by an artwork.
Each of the three Lift Cores will be identifiable by a colour and theme:
- Lift Core 1 – Brighton (e.g. The Pavilion, Kemptown) – Pink
- Lift Core 2 – Sussex (e.g. Lewes Castle, Bexhill Pavilion) – Yellow
- Lift Core 3 – Coast (e.g. Brighton seaside, Dungeness) – Blue
The commissioned artworks each relate to the Lift Core theme and colour palette, providing a friendly welcome:
- Each artwork on Lift Core 1 relates to an aspect of Brighton and is predominantly pink in colour.
- The artworks throughout Lift Core 2 are of Sussex and are predominantly yellow in colour.
- The artworks on Lift Core 3 are of coastal locations across Sussex and are predominantly blue.
This visual approach will be particularly beneficial to non-English speakers, patients with dementia and children.