Palau Güell
by Gaudí

A wayfinding system for a UNESCO site which respects its historical interiors and is effective to guide visitors through it

Palau Güell is a 19th century palace designed by Antoni Gaudí. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most representative building of Gaudí’s early works.

Enormous care was taken to design a wayfinding system that would blend with the architecture while still being conspicuous enough to be seen by visitors. Signs where kept as small as possible, using only num- bers, and were strategically placed along the visitors route of this uniquely complex building.

The typeface chosen was one reminiscent of the late 19th century Catalan bourgeoi- sie, of whom Eusebi Güell - the owner - was a notable member.

This is project was designed together with the BBCR team.