The ambitious Kings Place development in London’s King’s Cross opens this week, with signage by London consultancy Together Design and Trickett Associates, and branding created by Spring House Design.
It will be home to tenants including The Guardian and the London Sinfonietta orchestra. It also contains two concert halls and two art galleries – the Kings Place gallery and the Pangolin London sculpture gallery – plus several restaurants and bars.
Spring House partner Stephen Bland led the development of the identity, logo and website for Kings Place.
Bland says that Spring House rebranded the building as a cultural organisation in autumn 2007, after being appointed by Parabola Land developer Peter Millican. ‘The logo has been developed to reflect the building’s red glass colour scheme,’ Bland adds.
Spring House has created a website, which will launch next month, in ‘the style of a music venue-booking website’.
Bland continues, ‘We are in currently designing the autumn programme and the booklet, posters and banners for the opening ceremony in October.’
Together was recommended by Bland to develop the signage in the building. ‘Made from bronze directory panels which run from the floors to the ceilings, the signs are intended to reflect the statues in the gallery,’ says Together creative director Katja Thielen.