Bodleian Library

Reinvigorating interior spaces through improved circulation

A wayfinding scheme that improves circulation within the Weston Library’s new spaces, while integrating with historic and modern architectural features.

The newly refurbished Weston Library, part of the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, needed a wayfinding scheme to improve circulation through expanded research areas and public spaces. The new scheme also had to blend seamlessly with historic architectural features and contemporary interventions. Through the use of a flexible sign system, Holmes Wood provided improved navigation for book retrieval and user movement, with subtle ‘bookmark’ references highlighting key information. Our design also enhances user engagement with new exhibition spaces, while gently integrating wayfinding components with the Grade II listed interiors. A perfect balance of old and new.

Client: University of Oxford, UK
Architect: WilkinsonEyre

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