Science Park, Amsterdam
The largest scientific hub in Europe
On a terrain of 500.000 m2 in 16 different buildings, Science Park Amsterdam houses the top of the world in the field of exact science, physics research, biology and ICT.
It is the meeting point for students and also houses the Beta Faculty of the UvA (University of Amsterdam) and the NOW (Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research).
A complex of this magnitude requires an optimal external wayfinding.
Based on an design by Mijksenaar Wayfinding, we obtained the assignment for the complete project management, development, production and installation of this complete new wayfinding system.
We began with a full survey in order to make an exact inventory of all problem- and focus-points.
Subsequently the final execution-method was decided, based on our prototypes .
The wayfinding exists of directional signs for cars, buildings, bikes and pedestrians.
First of all the old signs had to be removed and transported, before the installation of the 90 portals and masts and 125 signs could begin.
For the portals and masts so-called ‘retro reflective foil’ was applied, thus guaranteeing an optimal visibility in both twilight and night situations.
For the remaining signs we used a matte sublimation technique.
Stability and wind-resistance had to be determined based on strength calculations.
Therefore masts and portals were installed on submerged concrete pedestals.
Here knowledge, technique and science go hand-in-hand.