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.
In an iBook we present our guidance system project for the airport Berlin Brandenburg. Four chapters explain how the guidance system was developed and how it shapes the architectural identity of the airport. We brought it up to date for the opening of the airport. Published by niggli Verlag and available in the iBooks Store > to the iBook
Berlin Brandenburg Airport will open its doors on 31.10 and with it our wayfinding system will also be launched. A project that has always presented us with new challenges! The wayfinding system was already implemented in 2015 at Schoenefeld Airport, which has been part of BER as Terminal 5 since this week. Now it is finally being put into operation in the new building, at Terminal 1. We are delighted. > Insight
Schönefeld Airport will become part of Berlin Brandenburg Airport on 31.10. and will then be called Terminal 5. The terminal name is already in place. The guidance system was originally planned for one terminal, but today it connects three terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 5. Combining function with identity, the wayfinding system forms a design bracket for the entire BER-Campus.
The airport has its dress rehearsal and is being tested with the help of the ORAT program. The program is an internationally established standard for the commissioning of airports. 800 to 1000 participants help to simulate and thus test the airport operation. The wayfinding system of Moniteurs is also put to the test. Does everyone find their way? We are still making final optimizations – everything should run smoothly for the opening on October 31, 2020.
Our work takes us to the Czech Republic. In a former Zenger substation an industrial monument from the 1930s in the historical centre of Prague, the Kunsthalle Praha is being created as a space for Czech and international modern and contemporary art. Moniteurs is designing the visitor wayfinding system and we are pleased to be working on another project with Axel Kufus and OH Studio.
Directly in the neighbourhood of the Aufbau Haus in Berlin-Kreuzberg, an business courtyard for the work of tomorrow is being built. THE GRID, designed by Eike Becker Architects, offers 32 commercial units on five floors, as well as an inviting, green inner courtyard. The modern building wayfinding system is designed and planned by Moniteurs, commissioned by the real estate company Pandion. © Visualization: Eike Becker Architects
The various energy supply companies in Saxony are planning a head office in Dresden, which is intended to promote a common and modern corporate culture. An existing building will be supplemented by a new building designed by the architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partner. Moniteurs was invited to design a comprehensive orientation system for the office building for 850 employees. © Visualization: gmp architects
The pictogram study by Moniteurs, which was already presented at the Information+ Conference in 2018, has been published in the Information Design Journal (IDJ). The study shows how difficult the perception of the two pictograms "elevator" and "toilet" is and why they are often confused. The IDJ is an international journal that has bridged the gap between research and practice in information design since 1979. > to the article