The analyzed system is chaotic and confusing due to different types of maps: some of them are illustrated and integrated with advertising messages; some others bronze and difficult to read and more others are too concise. Furthermore there are the directional panels which appear as a list of recommendations of places without a hierarchy; as a result, places of interest are side by side with marginal sites.
In some cases these panels contain up to 14 directions without taking into account that this does not encourage neither the wayfinding nor the development of mental maps. They are difficult to read because there is no hierarchy of arrows so signals alternate and are repeated in every direction and it is not clear what is near and what is far away. There are no indications on parking lots which, on the contrary, should always be reported because pedestrians and visitors need to be guided to the point where they left their cars. Finally their positioning in some cases is adjacent to the vehicular flow and proper reading is unsafe.
URBAN SCENOGRAPHY & SUSTAINABILITY