Flughafen Stuttgart

Advice on the orientation system

With around 9.5m PAX a year and 400 take­offs and land­ings a day to over 100 des­ti­na­tions, Stuttgart Air­port is one of the busiest air­ports in Ger­many. The goal is to op­ti­mise the pas­sen­ger traf­fic rout­ing in the four ter­mi­nals in or­der to al­low pas­sen­gers to reach their gate quickly and safely. The ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem was al­ready made more dy­namic in the last few years, yet it was still worth ex­am­in­ing where it was pos­si­ble to im­prove the in­for­ma­tion de­sign. Af­ter a more de­tailed analy­sis of the air­port, Moni­teurs ad­vised the Ter­mi­nal Man­age­ment and the com­pany man­age­ment with re­gard to in­for­ma­tion ar­chi­tec­ture, nam­ing sys­tems, graph­ics and ana­logue and dig­i­tal ori­en­ta­tion sig­nage. A flex­i­ble rout­ing sys­tem to the se­cu­rity checks, in con­sid­er­a­tion of pas­sen­ger ca­pac­ity, was one of the main cri­te­ria. The first mod­ules have al­ready been im­ple­mented.

Man­fred Rom­mel Air­port
Ad­vice on the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem

Berlin 2013

gmp Ar­chitek­ten von Gerkan, Marg und Part­ner


more than 400 ha, of it 190 ha green area


400 per day starts und land­ings to 100 des­ti­na­tions
The com­mu­ni­ca­tion of in­for­ma­tion from “gen­eral to spe­cific” pre­vents in­for­ma­tion over­load. Log­i­cally, it fol­lows an un­bro­ken chain of in­for­ma­tion, es­sen­tial for a well-func­tion­ing ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem.
In the se­cu­rity queues, two mon­i­tors dis­play­ing dy­namic in­for­ma­tion are in­te­grated into the pre­vi­ously ana­logue sys­tem.
Analy­sis and re­port­ing of la­belling vari­ants for air­side and land­side.
Easy to un­der­stand ter­mi­nal la­belling at De­par­tures and Ar­rivals.