Working closely with Heriot-Watt University, Showoff created design and display solutions for Oriam – Scotland’s new Sports Performance Centre.

Our designs encompassed the history of the site of the new facility and the values of Heriot-Watt, while creating a fresh modern environment to promote their elite sporting ethos. The new facility is to be a world-class performance site to provide a training site for top sportspeople, as well as encouraging young, aspiring athletes. Alongside partners including The Scottish Government, SportScotland and City of Edinburgh Council, ORIAM aim to create a renowned sporting venue.

The close relationship with Heriot-Watt throughout the design process made the project hugely enjoyable. Working together to achieve deadlines and opening days, we managed to create some impressive visuals for the pre-sales area.

Vinyl wall graphics, cut-out graphitext and acrylic panels were used in the different areas to bring designs to life. A combination of the spiral logo and bold statements create small feature areas. We opted for a huge, stylised ‘ORIAM’ statement in the corridor, using their own sports imagery. Graphitext designs make it easy to combine powerful words and eye-catching imagery. These design ideas and similar materials will be used as an influence in the Sports Performance Centre main building later in 2016. We hugely look forward to working with the team again in future.

Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page for sneak peeks of the second phase for the Oriam site.

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