Old Fort Erie

Exhibit design and exhibit graphic design for a new visitor’s centre at Old Fort Erie. The site of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield, many thousands were lost on both sides during a crucial siege involving American and British forces during the War of 1812. Like the violent battle at the core of the exhibit story, the gallery is brutally divided into two sides. One side is awash in red evoking the British, the other a sea of blue representing the Americans. Between them is a border of stark white structures, the largest a ten-foot wall representing the fort, recounting the structure’s story. While the angularity of the exhibit structures suggests the austerity of battle, usage of simple colors ensures the bilingual content meets accessibility and legibility requirements.

Designed along with a team at Reich+Petch, and winner of a 2012 ARIDO Award.

Type: Exhibit. Status: Built. Date: 2011. Location: Fort Erie, Canada. Office: Reich+Petch Design Int’l. Client: Niagara Parks Commission.

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