Merri Creek Trail

Merri Creek Trail traverses a 27km path along Merri Creek from Mahoneys Road on the outskirts of Melbourne, to its confluence with the Yarra River at Dight’s Falls.

ASPECT Studios was commissioned to create a signage strategy that would offer coherence and clarity along the trail’s length. This required the design and detailing of a signage family that could respond to the rigours of the elements and vandalism.

The signage system aimed at creating robust, long life and durable construction detailing, using materials that would retain their aesthetic integrity over many years. The result was a modular ‘kit-of-parts’ utilising vitreous enamel technology, giving councils the freedom to create combinations of signage types as required.

A complex suite, the signage included information and maps across many categories: wayfinding, directional, warning, informational, regulatory, permissible, alternate flood warning and alternate flood route.

Client:
Moreland City Council, Darebin City Council, City of Yarra
Scope:
Concept design and documentation
Location:
Merri Creek, Victoria, Australia
Team:
ASPECT Studios, Vitra Signage
Year:
2008 – 2009
Budget:
$200,000

Awards:

2009 AILA Victoria President’s Award for Local Government Project





 

Photographer: Andrew Lloyd

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