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Hobart Mountain Water Supply System Design Guidelines

Hobart - Tasmania

Signage Design and Graphic Design: Arterial
Lead Consultants: Urban Initiatives

Arterial collaborated with Urban Initiatives on the interpretation planning project for the Hobart Mountain
Water Supply System ‘Pipeline Track’. The project involved renovating existing track facilities with new and improved infrastructure, as well as wayfinding and interpretive signage.

The challenge was to come up with a solution which integrated the existing Wellington Park and Hobart City Council Design Guidelines and Park infrastructure. The design solution needed to be clean and modern, while remaining sympathetic to the heritage features of the site. They were also to not take prominence over the cultural or natural features of the park environment.

The over-riding concept of the design is robust simplicity. The approach draws upon basic steel sections as both a robust and simple approach to constructing a streamlined and materially concise suite of park elements.

The wayfinding outcome provided an easy-to-use signage system that complements and unites existing systems and informs the future development of all three identities.