‘Staatsbosbeheer’ is commissioned by the Dutch government and manages a sizeable amount of the nature reserves in the Netherlands. With support of the EU Staatsbosbeheer developed this deserted fortification into a touristic center and gateway for the ‘Green Heart’ region, a green belt in the heavily urbanized western part of the Netherlands. Geke Lensink invited us to corporate in conceptualizing and design (2d and 3d) of various exhibits, design of a visual identity for Fort Weirickerschans to be applied to all interior and outdoor objects connected to the visitors center.
We found Fort Weirickerschans like we were the first ones to explore this abandoned fortification after it was left unused for some decades. For centuries people have lived and worked here with out changing much of its physical appearance. Therefor we decided that everything we would design should be fully detachable and not leave any mark after its dismantle. We developed freestanding and detachable exhibits, rolling outdoor signs and detachable object signs. We did not want to tough the rugged charm of the island and its armory’s. With the outdoor signs we wanted to add color to the island.
We designed a visual identity that was applied to various items.
Island entrance sign with interchangeable panels.
Reception/information desk branding of the visitors center.
Object signs with custom designed rubber band attachment.
Wall decorations for toilets spaces.
Various invitations, posters and ‘childrens work-book’.
photo’s Geke Lensink en Arjan Braaksma