Viatorem is a capsule hotel located in Rome, Italy. The hotel’s guests typically consist of tourists, backpackers or light travelers, visiting the ancient city. Their ages range from 20 to 40 years old.
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Wayfinding is an important aspect of interior design. Everyone, at some point or another, has had the unfortunate experience of attempting to navigate around a building that doesn’t seem to make sense. These experiences are frustrating. They can sour an individual’s feelings about the building and their purpose for entering in the first place. If the building’s users can intuitively navigate through the space, the wayfinding is successful. Since Viatorem is located in Rome, Italy, and is geared towards tourists. Creating a simple wayfinding system was essential. The building’s layout is simple and utilizes a central hallway on each floor to connect the different spaces. As part of Viatorem’s branding, icons are frequently used to indicate an area’s function, taking away the need to understand written Italian. These can be seen indicating the pod rooms, showers, toilets, and lockers to name a few. The colors from the brand are also used to indicate areas of importance, such as elevator locations and the numbers for each floor. At check-in, the guests will also receive a map with instructions in their native language to help them understand the function and flow of this particular capsule hotel. The end goal is that no matter where they are from, each guest will be able to comfortably and intuitively experience the capsule hotel and leave desiring to come back and stay again.