Laser cut Corten birds, sandblasting and interpretation.
The challenge was to create interpretation for a new discovery hide at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the aim of bringing visitors even closer to nature. With a variety of different materials and production methods it required careful planning to ensure everything was ready for the official opening, complete with visit from the BBC. One of the biggest challenges was to source and then install a large oak plinth, add to that storm conditions on install week and it made for a challenging, yet satisfying project completion.
Working with the team at the WWT we set to create a migration scene for the walls of the hide using profile cut birds and edge wrapped graphic panels giving visitors more information about the birds that can be seen from the hide. For the entrance we produced and installed a series of sandblasted signs and laser cut Corten birds in flight to sit alongside the bronze bust of Sir Peter Scott, founder of the WWT.
The new discovery hide has 4 distinct sections depending on the type of experience visitors require or their level of birding expertise. The signage scheme is in line with the brand identity across other WWT sites; however, we have used a selection of different materials at this site for a unique signage scheme.