Wayfinding system in Nikiszowiec / Katowice

  • Wayfinding system 
    in Nikiszowiec

    Katowice, Poland

    Nikiszowiec is a historical district in Katowice (Poland). Initially it was coal miners' settlement 
    of Giesche mine built on the land of Gieschewald manor (Giszowiec) between 1908–1918 
    on the mining – metallurgical concern initiative. The remnants of the original workers' housing 
    estate familoks (specialized multi-family residences) comprise one of Poland's official national 
    Historic Monuments and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.

    We had a great opportunity to design a wayfinding system for a walking route 
    in this place. Our role was to fit in the mood of the buildings. They were all built using brick 
    (now in the brownish tone). And what’s characteristic – every inhabitant painted its window bay
    with bright red colour. That’s why we have chosen narrow range of colours: 
    red, brown and white.

    Each point on a walking route have received its unique pictogram. They make the sights 
    more recognizable and give a pleasent look to all information carriers.

    If you want to learn more about the project, please visit:

    Design: Blank Studio
    Aleksandra Krupa, Bartłomiej Witański, Jakub Cikała
    Font used: Chamber Sans Pro

    Year of project: 2015
    Year of implementation: 2018

    Photo credits: Michał Jędrzejowski

    Firslty, please take a look how beautiful Nikiszowiec is:

  • And now that's how we tried to refer to its beauty:

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