Amsterdam-based design studio Mijksenaar won an international competition regarding the wayfinding system of the Hermitage General Staff Building in St Petersburg.
The Hermitage is one of the biggest and oldest art and cultural history museums in the world with a collection made up out of more than 3 million art objects.
The tender, assigned by the Hermitage XXI Century Foundation, was organized in the fall of 2015. Russian and European companies, specialized in developing wayfinding systems for cultural institutions, were invited to enter.
One of the most important factors influencing the jury’s final choice was the specialized experience and expertise that Mijksenaar has with complex wayfinding systems.
‘The State Hermitage Museum is a cultural phenomenon and it’s an honour to work for them. There is enormous potential to show visitors even more of the renowned collection by providing more insight,’ according to Herbert Seevinck, managing director of Mijksenaar.
The design team will immediately start work on this ambitious project.
Photo Copyright: General Staff Building and Palace Square (image: The State Hermitage Museum)