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Berrington Hall, National Trust

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Spirit of Place signage for National Trust, Berrington Hall

About:

Berrington Hall is a country house, parkland, lake and landscaped garden situated in Herefordshire and was once home to the Thomas Harley family. It features the last landscape design of Capability Brown and offers sweeping views to the Black Mountains of Wales.

Project Motivation:

The three landscapes of Berrington, Croft and Brockhampton each have a unique Spirit of Place, characteristics that can be used to inform the design development process. And whilst signage is an essential part of the visitor experience, to both navigate and inform, it should not detract from its immediate surroundings, but instead merge with the landscape to become an integral but discrete feature.

Taking influence from the landscape and architecture at Berrington Hall our creative team (www.fwdpcreative.co.uk) developed a bespoke signage scheme that both complemented and enhanced the setting. A scheme that changed as you moved from one environment to another, offering a layered experience where the materials and colour palette evolved as the features around it changed from the wide open Capability Brown landscape to the neoclassical architecture of the country house.

Stainless steel and oak were used throughout, combined with full colour printed n-viro™ panels (request a sample) to minimise degradation and maximise longevity.

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