Way-finding System on Campus

A Way-finding system is delicately designed and installed on Campus for providing an user-friendly navigation.  In view of the extensive campus areas, a “Gathering Point System” on Campus is adopted to create the sense of place.  

Using letter characters and simplified graphics, the system allows people to follow the directional signs with ease.  They can first find the Gathering Points and then follow the directions to go to the rooms or areas they are heading.  

Gathering Point 

English alphabet letters are used at Gathering Points to denote the locations which are close to specific building entrances or at common meeting points.

Building Name Direction (Gathering Point)
Academic Exchange Building A
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Complex C
Cheng Yick-chi Building D
Fong Yun-wah Building A
Jockey Club One Health Tower (Under Construction) F
Lau Ming Wai Academic Building E
Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building G, H
Mong Man-wai Building A
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre K
Student Residence J
To Yuen Building B
Yeung Kin Man Academic Building A

At the Gathering Point, there is an eye-catching pillar sign post displaying large size alphabet letters at the top.  Underneath the huge letter are the directions to other Gathering Points and key features such as carpark location.  Photos are added on the Campus Map for better legibility.  Users can easily identify the location they want to go by following the Alphabet Directional Signs. 

Gathering Point
Gathering Point
 
One example of Alphabet Directional Signs
One example of Alphabet Directional Signs

Campus Directory 

Additional Campus Directories are installed at critical locations for campus users to ensure that their correct routing has been selected. Each Campus Directory composes of the following information, a three-dimensional CityU logo, a campus map orientated according to the location and direction of the Campus Directory and the building names (in both English, Chinese & their abbreviations).

The Master Campus Directory at Wong’s International Terrace contains more information such as the names of faculties, departments and the ancillary facilities.  They are shown in alphabetical order for easy finding.

Campus Directory
Campus Directory
 
Master Campus Directory
Master Campus Directory

Directional Signs

In order to make the Way-finding System more effective, different types of directional signs are installed en route to direct campus users heading to the Gathering Points and to different rooms and facilities. 

Different types of directional signs   Different types of directional signs   Different types of directional signs

Different types of directional signs

Room Number

Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (YEUNG) and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Complex (BOC)
YEUNG is divided into 4 colour zones, i.e. Purple, Green, Blue and Yellow. BOC is located at the Red zone on the Campus. 

Room Number

The room number in YEUNG and BOC starts by 1st letter of the colour zone: Pxxxx, Gxxxx, Bxxxx, Yxxxx and Rxxxx.

Colour Zone


Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building (LI)
The room number in LI comprises of floor level and room number. For example, 5001.

Room Number


Lau Ming Wai Academic Building (LAU)
The room number in LAU includes floor level, a hyphen (-) and room number. For example, 5-205.

Room Number


Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (CMC)
The room number in CMC starts with “M”, followed by floor level and room number. For example, M5001.

Room Number

 

We believe that the newly installed Way-finding System can provide campus users a new, fresh and pleasant experience navigating the Campus. 
 

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