Wayfinding and supporting signage systems for the historic city.

Client Oxford

Oxford, the ‘city of dreaming spires’ is steeped in a rich and fascinating history.  Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world and packed with stunning architecture it hosts several million visitors a year.

The Challenge

Wood and Wood was delighted to win a commission to provide impressive, high quality wayfinding and supporting signage systems for the historic city.

Designed by Placemarque, this complex project, which involved working with cast bronze, highlights the technical expertise of our craftsmen and their ability to produce signage systems with a truly amazing visual impact.

Our Solution

Wood and Wood manufactured and installed 28 large, cast bronze totems with glass panels. These impressive totems stand over 2.5m high and provide wayfinding information, maps and text with information and photographs of historic attractions and local amenities.

Cast bronze forms the framework for these totems, which have 8mm thick, centrally mounted, toughened glass panels. Digital prints mounted to the inside of the glass are easy to change at any time.

A further 11 smaller totems of a similar design and structure were manufactured and installed.

To add to the directional information available to tourists and visitors, we manufactured and installed 19 finger posts with finger panels along with a range of wayfinding wall signage with vitreous enamel panels.

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