Hall of Memory
The Hall of Memory, Birmingham has stood proudly in Centenary Square since 1925. The Hall which is open to the public six days a week provides a beautiful location for commemorate those who have given their lives in service to our country.
At the centre of the Hall are the Books of Remembrance, these beautiful books house the names of the people of Birmingham who lost their lives as a result of the First and Second World Wars and those in active service since 1945.
The Hall of Memory asked us to help them make the Hall a more accessible visitor centre in keeping with todays technologies, whilst keeping in mind who the main visitors to the Hall are. This meant easy information, user friendly and attractive.
We suggested a logo/identity for the Hall (something it had never had before) a completely redesigned, fully responsive website and a virtual tour for those members of the public who cannot physically access the Hall.
The logo is a direct illustration of the hall as nothing could be more iconic than the Grade 1 listed building.
The website not only had a front end design but all the databases were completely reconstructed so all 23,526 were made to work in a much more user friendly manner.
Members of the public can also request the books are opened to show their relatives entry by using the new form we provided as part of the Remembrance Books page. This makes the visit even more special for those relatives wishing to honour their loved ones service.
And for those who can’t visit the centre there is the new virtual tour, which can be accessed from any computer, smart phone or tablet.
The website now lists all the events the Hall is part of and news about what’s happening in an around Centenary Square and Paradise Circus.
The new look was launched for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day and is ready to progress with all the city centres new changes, welcoming not just local visitors but European and International visitors alike.