edition

2014

title

New flexible, readable urbanized city plan for Trenčín

author

Lucia Mlynčeková (SK)

project website

http://www.g-base.com/sk/mapbox/UPTN/

degree

B.A. project

school

Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava

Department of Visual Communication

supervisor

Marcel Benčík

The analysis of the complex and hard-to-read information written by architects is no small challenge for graphic designers. The problem is in interpreting the difficult language of architecture to make it comprehensible for ordinary mortals. This plan for spatially managing an average Slovak town is composed of many layers, sublayers, and sub-sublayers. All of these are generally printed on a single broadsheet of paper using various patterns. Mlynčeková has decided to break with this chaotic and overly decorative style. She has focused on two aspects. The first is organizing and structuring the data in a way that helps architects and city planners to understand the work. The second is simplifying the structure in order to inscribe the information in a way that is comprehensible to the wider public. This work demonstrates how graphic design can be of aid to build understanding between various professional groups working in the same sphere.