Orientation in the Landhaus

A talk by Christian Mariacher of Atelier Mariacher

orientation-in-the-landhaus1Orientation in the Landhaus, Innsbruck, Austria -  Shaping a mental model of a public space by the use of design.

The 'Landhaus' is the seat of the Tyrolean parliament and government. The building, which is situated in the centre of the city of Innsbruck in Austria, poses a complex orientation-problem for visitors.It consists of several inter-linked buildings from different historical periods, each of which contain a range of public-orientated functions from administrative and legislative to public representation.

This talk will look at how the designer's intervention in the use of language, space-definition and the adaptation of numbering systems can help to form a mental model of such a building and hence improve wayfinding.

Christian Mariacher is a designer and lecturer in typography. He's studied in Manchester and Reading and is now based in Innsbruck where he runs a small design studio with a focus on information and book design. His work has won various awards such as Austria's most beautiful book competition 07 and he was selected for the International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno 08.

John Lewis Partnership
Room 1.6
171 Victoria Street


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