industrial design map pictograms wayfinding system
Location Katowice Poland
Project 2013 2015
Client ADP Serivce
Surface 39,370 m² + 2,7ha
Project in cooperation of Bartłomiej Witański Aleksandra Krupa Jakub Cikała
Architecture in cooperation of Aneta Witańska Filip Witański
Photos by Sonia Świeżawska
The new seat of the Silesian Museum is one of the biggest museum (historical) investments in Poland. The entire structure of the Silesian Museum buildings located on the territory of the Katowice dormant coal mine, together with other institutions, both already located or still being set up, form a Cultural Zone – the new center of the cultural life in the city.
The system design (project) included developing the graphical and decorative elements for the following space of the new Silesian Museum seat: the main building with the central hall, the administration building, the Polish Scenery Center, the building of the former Warszawa shaft hoisting engine room converted into a restaurant, the Warszawa shaft hoisting tower, the former workshop of electricians converted into a technical building, a three storey underground parking lot (directional markings dividing the parking lot area and mark for car stands), communication pathways and a park between the buildings.
The main part of the architectural structure is a seven storey building whose four floors are below the ground level.
The sophisticated and complicated structure of the buildings required developing a really sophisticated design of a wayfinding system followed by original pictograms and a series of visual graphics.