Space Agency’s directors are delighted to have been invited to write the preface for the recently released book ‘Sign II Tourist Guide’ – a compendium showcasing wayfinding and signage design in tourist attractions around the world
Dubai World Trade Centre has selected Space Agency as the wayfinding and signage consultant for the Dubai Expo 2020 masterplan. The Expo’s theme is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. The design team, led by HOK and including Arup, is developing the Expo and legacy masterplan.
Space Agency is invited by Laboratory for Visionary Architecture to participate in a private competition for a large, mixed use development in Hangzhou, China, providing branding and wayfinding services. The design team includes LAVA, SOL, Bollinger and Grohmann, ECE, Trans Solar, Schindler, FMS, IG Tech.
Space Agency is pleased to be invited by OMA to provide wayfinding and signage design services for the Qatar Olympic Committee on a large confidential sporting campus and resort in Qatar.
Space Agency’s directors are delighted to be invited to write the Foreward for the book, Follow Me 3, a compendium showcasing wayfinding and signage projects from around the world.
Works gets underway by the design team led by LAVA on Design Development and Construction Documentation of the Headquarters for King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Space Agency joins the London design team led by Seventh Wave as the wayfinding and signage consultant on a large, retail-led masterplan in Melbourne, Australia. Space Agency will be working with ACME, Universal Design Studio, Softroom and SEAM on the development of designs for the refurbishment and expansion of a shopping centre and town square.
Space Agency is brought on board by OMA to participate in a high profile, confidential headquarters competition in Doha, Qatar.
Space Agency is delighted to be appointed as wayfinding and signage consultant to Office for Metropolitan Architecture for a 740 hectare masterplan in Doha, Qatar. The project team comprised of OMA, Michel Desvigne Paysagistes, Licht Kunst Licht, RWDI, Hyder and Chris Jopson Consulting will develop five unique precincts as part of the masterplan.
Space Agency joins the international team led by Zaha Hadid Architects for the Navy Pier Competition in Chicago, USA. The team, including ZHA, TVS Design, Balmori Associates, Seam and Halvorson & Partners was longlisted for the competition.
Space Agency was invited to join Rudabeh Pakravan to participate in the 2012 Pamphlet Architecture competition, hosted by Princeton Architectural Press. The submission proposed interventions along the Panamerican Highway which foster a shared identity among the American nations.The Panamerican Highway spans 11,000 miles from Alaska in the north to Tierra del Fuego in the south.
LITTLE, BIG: a study in scales
How do you work with the potential of scale without falling prey to the seduction of size? How can architecture occupy a transnational scale without building the extra-large single-container projects that occupy huge sites? Does there have to be a bigger political, economic, or environmental agenda, or can there be a simpler goal of trying to generate a collective good will across borders?
In social sciences, “framing” is how we each interpret and understand our surroundings. Based on our cultural or biological influences, we create a set of filters or frames, and it is through these that we see the world. By co-opting this concept, we propose an architecture that acts as a series of frames – moments within a bigger context through which we make sense of the world.
This pamphlet comes out of a search for ways to make visible a collective identity across these bigger contexts. The proposal shown here, “Redefining Connections”, is the beginning of that search. By focusing on a huge piece of transnational infrastructure, in this case the Pan-American Highway, we are able to propose an architecture that provides opportunities for the creation of linkages, densities, and ways to engender good will, communication, and connectivity.
Space Agency was engaged to develop a wayfinding strategy and to design signage for a Science and Technology professional campus in northwest Riyadh dedicated to scientists of all fields.
The objective of the wayfinding strategy is to promote knowledge-sharing and cross-pollination of ideas through the spatial layout of the campus and movement framework.
Space Agency was appointed to develop a wayfinding and signage strategy for the forecourt and multi-storey car park to the new Terminal 2 at London Heathrow Airport.
The forecourt is the primary approach to the new terminal for departing passengers, and for arriving passengers it is one of the first impressions after landing.