NELA Wayfinding Signage


The collective identify of all the NELA neighborhoods is slowly being defined. This project proposes to enhance the visibility, mobility, and programmatic activities of area by developing and implementing a shared identity for the Riverfront. Placemaking modules reinforce the uniqueness of each of the five neighborhoods and simultaneously create a shared identity through signage, furniture, sculptures, and other wayfinding strategies.

A key principle in this project is a commitment to creating spaces that bring people together, not as tourists, but as community members engaged in their built environment. Through a participatory planning process, flexible designs will be implemented across three scales: pedestrian/bicyclist, vehicular, and area-wide.

Project submitted by studio Permativo, Honorable Mention winner of the NELA-wide category in the Design Competition.

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