Rome Fiumicino Airport

MSD were approached by ADR Engineering on behalf of Rome’s Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci Airport to devise a comprehensive wayfinding package, detailing a complete overhaul of all signage and wayfinding in line with the airport’s expansion plans. These developments are expected to increase the airports capacity from 38 million passengers per year to 55 million by 2018.
The project required the review of wayfinding for an existing complex airport arrangement of 4 connected Terminals with 8 Departure zones and 5 carparks.
Following site visits to evalute the existing signing and operational arrangement of the airport taking into consideration the wayfinding implications of the planned changes.
Recommendations were given within the concept and schematic design stages for:

  • Typography
  • Colours
  • Symbols
  • Simplification of sign layouts
  • Wayfinding design
  • Construction design of sign products
  • Overall aesthetics


  • Proposals made for improvements to assist with wayfinding to zones and management of Schengen and Non-Shengen areas. Wayfinding strategy and sign planning included for both the existing and airport expansion areas. ADR then took the wayfinding package into construction design stage.

Services provided

    • Technical Design
    • Prototyping
    • Manufacture
    • Installation
    • Project Management