Interior space planning and interpretation

Félix-Adrien Gauthier Ferry

This mandate was divided into two parts: the interior design of the spaces reserved to the public and the interior wayfinding of the ship. The signage project was to identify the services and areas of the vessel and to target key spaces for design and interpretation elements. Parka has designed the identity signage of each sector of the ship to give an identity to each space and to create different experiences.

The team also developed the content and the visuals. These different elements were intended to provide fun and varied information on several themes related to the river and its crossing. Parka has also produced fabrication plans, 3D modeling and graphic design for each element of interpretation. The budget estimates and the follow-up during the call for tenders of the entire information and interpretation component were executed out by the firm once the vessel was on Québec soil.

Coordination between the shipyard in Naple, Italy, and the professionals and consultants in Quebec was a fairly complex challenge. Since the project was on a ship, the materials that were specified had to meet IMO (International Maritime Organization) standards. In addition, these materials had to be easy to maintain and easy to source in North America for future replacement.

To facilitate communication, the solution that has been put in place by the client is a web-based document management platform (Alfesco) allowing everyone to exchange, approve, review and comment on shop drawings and construction documents. The team quickly adapted to this mode of operation to validate all information.

Parka's contribution has been particularly recognized for modeling and 3D visualization (photomontage) of certain furniture pieces and signage to validate the impact of elements in space.

  • Year

  • Client
    Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ)

  • Architecture

  • Graphic Design

  • Location
    Matane, Baie-Comeau, Godbout

  • Program
    Interior design and interpretation

  • Photo credit

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