All in Engaging Interpretation
Sustrans commissioned us to create two bespoke route marker and gateway features designed and installed for locations close to Dunstable and Luton Airport.
The artworks are made from laser-cut Corten weathering steel, and has been designed to highlight the routes and provide attractive and prominent formal entrances which will encourage more walkers and cyclists to use the routes.
An interpretation shelter on Holy Island built using green oak and traditional construction methods, housing environmentally friendly panels and designed sympathetically into the landscape.
This is the end of a two year process of design and various stages of interpretation ideas. The brief originally came to us with the desire to create a series of hubs using cut through corten steel. However, we felt that this treatment was a little unsympathetic to the project aims so we created a completely new design. The hubs came from the notion of a pit wheel within which we introduced the stories of the landscape setting for each hub. Thus the story is in steel. The interpretation panel inserted into the hub puts flesh on the bones of these stories. The spinning zinc etched discs and coloured resin introduce a fun element allowing for the interpretation to appeal to a wide ranging audience including children.
The latest interpretation at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare has built on the existing interpretation we installed last year and includes audio, visual, smell and touch interpretation. This all adds to the mix of engaging activities that the education team run at the centre to help visitors understand and feel fully engage with their work of helping animal welfare.