Together with Prof. Indra Kupferschmid, Sibylle Schlaich is teaching at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar this winter semester. Signs, slips of paper, signs indicate where we are or where we should go. Already from one copy we have to think about how it looks, where it hangs, whom it should address, and where it points. How does guiding work? What are the types - and qualities - of paths? In this project, we will discuss orientation, signs and guidance systems, lend a hand ourselves and design an individual wayfinding system.
The lecture by Sibylle Schlaich is about the design of a gender-neutral pictogram. A pictogram must be unambiguous. However, the more versatile the message to be communicated, the more difficult it is to design. The necessary abstraction may neglect important distinguishing features. In fact, some pictograms do not distill the essentials, but seek their uniqueness based on non-essential externals. A gender-neutral pictogram is a contradiction in terms. > Isotype and beyond
The publication “multilayered - constructive diversity”, which Moniteurs designed for the engineering firm schlaich bergermann partner, convinced the jury of the Iconic Award not only in form but also in content. They positively emphasised that the publication also includes the level of art and the possibility of seeing the projects in a further dimension, in augmented reality. > Iconic Award 2021
Early this years Fraport Greece completed the renovation of its 14 Greek airports. Passengers with restricted mobility (PRM) represent a significant, fast-growing demographic for airports and airlines. Moniteurs was asked to develop a modern and easily identifiable pictogram and signage colour scheme for the Fraport Greece Signage Manual that identifies PRM-services such as offices, booths, waiting areas and specified chairs at Fraport Greece airports.
At the next virtual Meetup, Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich will present their new book “Airport Wayfinding”. Participation is free, so feel free to register and watch. The International Design Centre Berlin regularly organises meetings on current topics in the design and creative scene. > Airport Wayfinding
By the 125th anniversary in 2028, the renovation will be completed and the Deutsches Museum will be one of the most modern technology museums in the world. Moniteurs was already commissioned with the design of the visitor wayfinding in 2016, including interim solutions. The first major part of the renovation with the new wayfinding system was completed in 2018. Since then, the work has continued in great strides, with Moniteurs working continuously on the signage for the opening of the first construction phase in December 2021.
The new medical campus of the University of Augsburg is being built in the immediate vicinity of the university hospital. BHBVT Architekten, with whom we already worked on the PIK project, have been commissioned with two large buildings. A comprehensive wayfinding system is to be developed for the new site and the associated buildings. Moniteurs won the invited competition and we are pleased to be able to design a university campus. Visualisation: BHBVT Architekten
This summer semester, Moniteurs has been invited to create an interdisciplinary course at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In the module “Wayfinding 21”, Heike Nehl will deal with the basics of wayfinding and develop concepts for orientation in space with the students. In addition to analysis, design with brands, signs, pictograms and typography, structural elements or digital products can be created. This is a topic that takes students from all disciplines with them, from design to information technology.
Built in 1969, the Hyparschale on the banks of the Elbe in Magdeburg is one of around fifty shell buildings by Ulrich Müther still standing. After 20 years of vacancy, the Hyparschale is to once again become a center of attraction for the people of Magdeburg. In 2021, the renovation will begin according to the design of gmp Architekten, complemented by a contemporary guidance system designed by Moniteurs. Visualization: gmp Architekten
We are part of the team led by New York-based civil engineering firm sbp and architecture firm PAU that competed alongside 33 design teams. The US “16 Tech Community Corporation“ favored our team. In addition to a bridge that connects the newly emerging “16 Tech Innovation District“ with the nationally important research location of Indianapolis, the development of a path and guidance concept for the entire district is also commissioned.