Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich have been invited to talk at Haus Wellensiek in Bielefeld on the 11th of February. They will be asking the following questions: how does digital media support orientation and what role does analogue information play in the orientation systems of spaces? How can both worlds compliment each other? Through their work with orientation systems, the design office wishes to show how rapidly change has been accomplished, not least in the mind of the visitor/user.
The jury has awarded second place to the design by kadawittfeldarchitektur and Moniteurs. The requirement was to develop a structural corporate design for the representation of the Federal Republic of Germany abroad. “The discovery of lightness” formed the basis of the concept. The new offices were designed to be light, open, friendly and trustworthy like the society they represent. The elegant corporate design should convey a positive, future-looking impression abroad.
Moniteurs designed the communication media for the colloquium "Constructive engineering" at the Institute of Construction Engineering of the TU Berlin. The series of lectures picks up the latest, important and most interesting issues, for example the culture of bridge building in Berlin. Engineers from planning offices, administrations, building enterprises and students shall discuss and brought together.
Every winter semester at the Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd is held a so called "laboratory week". Students work in interdisciplinary workshops together. Sibylle Schlaich has been invited to hold an workshop about Orientation and Signage. Different signages should be developed, either digital or analog. Anything goes. Which most interesting, beautiful or directly way hits the mark.
From the 20th of October, the DGUV (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung) will have a new headquarters. Moniteurs designed the orientation system for the new building, located on the corner of Glinkastraße and Französische Straße. The building was designed by Grüntuch Ernst Architects and contains conference rooms, reception area, office spaces and an underground car park.
The first iBook of the engineering consultants schlaich bergermann and partner, designed by Moniteurs, will be launched on the 20th of October. The digital medium presents the highly complex projects with the issue “movable structures” with films, slideshows, many images, text and music in a vitalized way.
Within the scope of the project “Westfalenhalle Signage” supervised by Professor Martin Middelhauve, Lars Harmsen and Alexander Branczyk, Sibylle Schlaich has given a talk about "Orientation and Identity" at the FH Dortmund.
Heike Nehl is teaching Interaction design at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld this winter semester. Her project “Digital Orientation” addresses to design students and students of new media informatics of the University Bielefeld. Together they will engaged in the subject “mobile guide” and develop concepts and prototypes. > Blog about the project
“VisionPlus Vienna: transforming information” is a conference, organized by the International Institute for Information Design (IIID), to examine the role of the Isotype transformer 90 years on. The venue is dedicated to Marie Neurath. Much of her early work for the Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsmuseum was pathbreaking. Siyblle Schlaich und Heike Nehl are invited to join the conference as speakers.
The beginning of June will see the 15th “Children and Youth Welfare Day”, with Berlin as this year’s host city. The event will take place in a dedicated area of 1,300 square metres, supported by the 12 districts of Berlin and sponsors. Moniteurs is in charge of the exhibition design, while xplicit has designed the exhibition graphics for over 50 participants. Individually designed, modular elements will be combined to create a cityscape, accompanied by experimental artwork. > To the project