Environmental Graphics for Co-op Academy Walkden High School.
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Visual Identity, Environmental Graphics,
Main Staircase Timeline
A high school should be a place where the pupils look forward to attending and look forward to their futures. I wanted to create a building that is constantly inspiring the students and celebrating their progression.
I designed the main staircase into a timeline of high school, highlighting the different key moments the pupils will progress through.
As the timeline winds up the staircase, it highlights the key points in each individual year, from Year 7 to Year 11.
The students can constantly keep track of the progress they've already made, and can look forward to the challenges ahead.
Students spend 190 days of the year in the building, so I wanted to make it as vibrant and as warm as I possibly could.
The atrium is where the students spend their breaks. I filled the panels with hundreds of career inspirations. Pupils will constantly be seeing new interesting careers and will be inspired to research into them.
I collaborated with the Year 7's and asked them to do a worksheet about what their aspirations are for the future. Their responses make up with typography on the pillars.
I wanted to give the Year 7's the opportunity to look back at the end of their high school journey to see if they achieved what they set out to do.
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