Portfolio Wayfinding Metro Amsterdam.
The wayfinding at 31 metro stations within the existing network in Amsterdam had to be completely replaced, renewed and complemented. It regarded both the East Line and the Circular Line. Van Beem en Van Haagen asked Fabrique to design a range of wayfinding.
Develop a range of wayfinding products varied from route-information on the platforms, at the entrances and station halls, but also newly installed cubes and triangles at the entrances at street level.
The leadtime of only 3 months for production completion was an enormous challenge, especially because of the complexity of the various products and the large amount and diversity of construction-engineering with the collateral strength calculations. Extensive material and lighting tests were executed in the VB&VH Experience; partly in close cooperation with the client. When we all were satisfied the real challenge of an extremely tight planning began, where many segments had to converge seamlessly.
Deviations or transgressions were not an option.
Clever inventory, production and logistics resulted in a minimal amount of problems with the installation of an enormous number and variation of free suspender-lengths. Outside the stations 80 Metro/Rnet hexahedrons were produced and installed; partly on poles on concrete foundations, and partly on so called projecting brackets.
To minimize the inconvenience for the travellers all installation work was executed during night hours.