Hochgebirgsklinik Davos

Orientation System

The Hochge­birgsklinik in Davos, Switzer­land, is vis­ited by lung pa­tients from all over the world. The re­sult­ing lin­guis­tic di­ver­sity places great de­mands upon the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem. Moni­teurs de­cided to work en­tirely with­out lan­guage: friendly pic­tograms show the way to each part of the clinic. Moni­teurs cre­ated al­most a hun­dred pic­tograms, many of them spe­cial­ist sym­bols. Since some spaces are used for mul­ti­ple pur­poses, the sys­tem has to be as flex­i­ble as pos­si­ble. There­fore, staff can print out the pic­tograms as and when needed and place them into the ex­ist­ing frames. Floor plans and an ex­plana­tory leaflet in seven lan­guages sup­ple­ment the pic­togram sys­tem.

Hochge­birgsklinik Davos
Ori­en­ta­tion Sys­tem

Davos, Switzer­land 2007


Stiftung Hochge­birgsklinik Davos


9 build­ings
Di­ag­no­sis / Treat­ment
Gen­eral ser­vices
Spe­cial ser­vices