Wijnegem is the largest and one of the most successful shopping centres in Belgium with over 250 retailers on two floors. The refurbished centre was relaunched in August 2014 following an extensive interior overhaul.
Truly state of the art
Our brief was to design and deliver a new navigation scheme including a digital interactive system to building the signs and integrating the hardware. We acted as main contractor, specifying hardware, build and integration, as well as developing the software platform for the interactive navigation and information system.
Quite a challenge…
Working with our specialist team we used a moulding technique never before used in a signage system. The ridged wave form in the Corian was created by press forming the Corian sheets on both sides using a 25 ton press. Also engineered into the directories was a 42inch touchscreen unit using the Baanto Shadow Sense multitouch technology, backed with a 55 inch static screen directory.
Having control over your visit to SEC is the key to feeling relaxed. So being able to navigate the environment easily can only help improve the visitor experience. These signs are the most advanced we’ve built and arguably the most beautiful.
Wijnegem’s visitors now have a very comprehensive, multichannel system and yet one that is simple and efficient to update.