The signage project is based on the principle of valuing space and architecture. Its purpose is to free the building from the need to proliferate new volumes and supports for signage, using the architectural volumetry itself for this purpose. This way we can guarantee better conditions of accessibility, inclusion and circulation, for better visual clarity and spatial enjoyment.
The design system also lives in line with the city's own identity. This results in the use of some of its visual elements, such as the typeface, the strong use of lines and a new family of pictograms. Taking into account this symbiosis between architecture, design and culture, we can build a communication system that answers to all accessibility needs and reinforces the city’s identity.
client Câmara Municipal do Porto
year 2016 – 2022
credits Emídio Cardeira Liliana Fontoura Miguel Palmeiro
architectural project Brandão Costa Arquitectos
photos Francisco Ascensão united by
award Bid 22 / awarded / Graphic design and visual communication