Multi-language wayfinding introduced in Brisbane City
In a step towards becoming a more foreigner-friendly and globally recognised city, multilingual directional signs have been introduced around Brisbane’s CBD.
Designed by Brisbane practice dotdash, the 33 wayfinding signs direct urban dwellers to various city centre destinations in English, Arabic, Japanese, Korean and Traditional Chinese. The wayfinding signs are part of the Brisbane City Council’s commissioned report, Brisbane’s Unique Window of Opportunity, and aim to establish stronger ties with the Asia Pacific.
The new posts will better aid visiting international students and tourists to move around the city efficiently and effectively towards major destinations, services, transport and civic centres, and is the initial component of a greater city-wide wayfinding project. Design practice dotdash is committed to the specialised field of wayfinding design and visual communication in the built environment, employing its unique skill set to architecture, interior, landscape and urban design projects.
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