The wayfinding strategy for the 3Ts Redevelopment will mean that visitors to the new hospital will be able to find their way around using feature wall artworks, as well as the standard signage system.
Using artworks alongside signage not only makes navigation easier, it also adds a human touch to make the corridors and lifts more friendly and welcoming for patients.
How the artworks help people find their way around
Visitors will be able to orientate themselves in the hospital using signage, colour and artworks.
- identify key junctions and points of arrival
- differentiate floors and lift cores
- provide visitors with straightforward and enjoyable journeys
Artworks with the large floor numbers, will greet visitors outside each lift to help them find their way.
Other walls in departments feature artwork to help guide visitors around departments. Where relevant, department entrances will also feature an artwork.
Each of the three Lift Cores are identifiable by a colour and theme:
- Lift Core A – Brighton (e.g. The Pavilion, Kemptown) – Pink
- Lift Core B – Sussex (e.g. Lewes Castle, Bexhill Pavilion) – Yellow
- Lift Core C – Coast (e.g. Brighton seaside, Dungeness) – Blue
The commissioned artworks each relate to the Lift Core theme and colour, providing a friendly welcome:
- Each artwork on Lift Core A relates to an aspect of Brighton and is predominantly pink in colour.
- The artworks throughout Lift Core B are of Sussex and are predominantly yellow in colour.
- The artworks on Lift Core C are of coastal locations across Sussex and are predominantly blue.
Using art in this way will be particularly beneficial to non-English speakers, patients with dementia and children.
About the artists
12 illustrators where commissioned to create original works that ‘Connect with Place’. Illustrating the themes of Brighton, Sussex and Coast, the wayfinding artworks will create a welcoming identity for the new hospital and reflect the culture of its local communities.
The CONNECT programme connected with 12 local and/or emerging illustrators to celebrate the surrounding landscape of Brighton, Sussex, the coast and the Downs.
These illustrations will be used to guide people through the hospital, with each floor featuring work by a different artist.