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
Clarity and structure – the new façade envelops the various existing buildings and serves as a guideline for orientation. DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, the independent platform for standardization in Germany and worldwide, is being rebuilt. Moniteurs designs a comprehensive guidance system for the building with a new office concept. Visualisierung: KIM NALLEWEG Architekten
How do the engineers manage again and again to do innovative and first-class work? With the book “multi layered“ schlaich bergermann partner provides a glimpse into their complex work. Moniteurs reflects this complexity in terms of design, in terms of colour, typography and with “layered" surfaces and images. Numerous works are deepened with augmented reality applications. The editor is Birkhäuser.
Filmgalerie 451 is a long-standing customer of Moniteurs. For this year's Berlinale 451 is not only represented with 2 productions, but also the website designed by Moniteurs has gone online. > to the Website
We were thrilled by the changes of our workspace in 2019, having impact on the way we communicated and interacted. We are curious about new ways of thinking, working, designing in 2020! Seasons greetings from Moniteurs. Best wishes to all our partners, clients and friends!
Pure, clear, directly on the wall! The wayfinding system for the Kunsthalle Mannheim has convinced and won. With the ICONIC AWARDS, the German Design Council has established an international architecture and design competition that takes the disciplines into account in their interplay. > Project
Moniteurs is the corporate design lead agency for Médecin sans Frontières. The annual report is published in intensive cooperation with many other print formats – a highlight in their transparent corporate communication. A product that informs about all projects in 2018, conveys income and expenditure with the help of clear infographics and conveys the overall attitude of Médecin sans Frontières. > Project
The wayfinding system for the Kunsthalle Mannheim wins gold at the European Design Award. Sibylle Schlaich and Anne von Borries personally accepted the award at the gala in Warsaw. Since 2007, a group of publishers, journalists, editors and academics have rated the best examples of communication design in Europe. We are very pleased! > European Design Awards 2019
On Friday Moniteurs had a visit from students of the art school “Studio Créa Paris”. We gave them an insight into our work in our four walls. It is always fun to welcome curious people. Merci pour la visite!
With over 300 million visitors annually, Messe Berlin is one of the world's 10 largest trade fair companies. Grown over a century, with 26 hall complexes it was time for a new modern orientation and guidance system, analog and digital. Moniteurs won the bid to win the competition and is now working on the overall concept for Messe Berlin.
In the Gardens of the World, a Jewish Garden will be realized from October 2019. With this, all major world religions will be represented. Grün Berlin has announced a competition for the garden design and on October 14, the accompanying exhibition to the competition was opened. The exhibition, designed as a traveling exhibition, was conceived and designed by Moniteurs. Already in 2017, Moniteurs designed and implemented an extensive exhibition in the new visitor center to the existing gardens.
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Lecture at the Nirma University in Ahmedabad, Institute of Architecture and Planning. Sibylle Schlaich talked about the wayfinding projects and the work of Moniteurs at the 5th of march 2019 with the invitation of Professor and Director Utpal Sharma. > Nirma University
International airport and aviation experts provide insights into their projects at the SMART AIRPORTS conference in Singapore. It takes place at the South East Asia Airport Fair. Heike Nehl, Moniteurs, will give a lecture on the project “FLUX - fly through security”, which was developed together with the Innovation Team iabsis (Switzerland) at a hackathon in Berlin to avoid queuing before the security check. > SMART AIRPORTS
C1 TOMORROW at Potsdamer Platz opens its doors to all visitors. The building planned by Renzo Piano in 1993-1997 is being refurbished by Baumgarten Simon Architekten. The ground floor invites in the future as a sort of marketplace with cafes and food stalls to linger. The four orientations of the building to the north, south, east and west are reflected in the redesigned orientation system of Moniteurs. Constructed words and pictograms.
What a nice coincidence! We approached this project from two sides. Moniteurs developed the wayfinding system for the new Kunsthalle Mannheim and designed the poster for the film “Years of Construction“ by Heinz Emigholz, a long-term film portrait of the Kunsthalle Mannheim. The film will be shown at the 69th Berlinale. A big thank you to our team, the Kunsthalle, gmp Architekten and OH Studio for the great cooperation and to Stefan Kanter for the beautiful poster! > Under construction
Wayfinding system is graphic in space. For our work we have to read and understand the architecture and the exchange with the architects is fundamental. We are pleased that one of our important partners has now won the DAM Award with the project for which we have designed the orientation system. gmp architects received the 1st prize for the Kulturpalast in Dresden. Congratulations! > DAM Preis 2019
Moniteurs teamed up with Iabsis and Fraport to create a new service for booking a time slot at security. Test run for 1500 flights within europe was open till December 20th.
In close collaboration with Almut Grüntuch-Ernst, architect and director of the “Institute for Design and Architectural Strategies”, the book Hortitecture designed by Moniteurs. Architecture and plants - how can you reconcile these apparent contradictions to plan cities closer to nature in the future? Hortitecture documents projects, ideas and experiences of 33 international experts who have exchanged symposia at the TU Braunschweig.
The biennial international conference brings together researchers and practitioners of information design and visualization to discuss common issues and challenges. Sibylle Schlaich and Anita Meier give a lecture on public pictograms and their trends for the future. A pictogram study carried out by Moniteurs is presented, which aims to raise awareness of how to handle pictograms and identify trends for future visualization. > to the event
A collection of orientation systems that bring graphic symbols to great aesthetic impact. Moniteurs is represented in the book "New Signage Design" with the projects for Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg , Quartier Potsdamer Platzund Aufbau Haus, published by Promopress, Barcelona, which specializes in topics of architecture and graphic design.
From 19 to 21 September, there will be an international festival on “Museum of People” in Novosibirsk. In the form of lectures, round tables and conferences, various aspects of the topic “museum” are discussed. At the invitation of the Goethe-Institut Novosibirsk, Isolde Frey participates in the festival and talks about the various wayfinding system museum projects of Moniteurs. > To the event
The aim of the Orange Ocean initiative is to raise awareness of marine litter caused by plastic. Orange Ocean connects stakeholders from industry, green tech, research and NGOs and sets up a media forum covering all relevant issues relating to the protection of the oceans in order to provide consumers with the best possible information. Therefore, as part of the UN World Oceans Day 2019 on June 8, a global TV and social media event will take place. The pollution of the oceans by plastic waste is a threat that concerns all of us. Moniteurs consulted Orange Ocean strategically and creatively. The execution includes the corporate design, the website and future formats. > Orange Ocean
Also this year Moniteurs is happy about the Iconic Award in the category “Communication”! The holistic staging of visionary buildings, innovative products and sustainable communication in the context of architecture will be honored. The outdoor and indoor signage for the new Innovation Center of the science and technology company Merck in Darmstadt was voted the winner this year. > To the project
Design Talks Business is a space in which architects, entrepreneurs, strategists, managers and designers meet and bordly go beyond the limits of today's solutions. The increasing role of design in business and the potential of the dynamically changing man of the Anthropocene era is one of many points of contact for business and design. For this reason, 300 participants will meet on 13 and 14 July 2018 at the Gdynia Design Days Festival in Poland. Based on the theme “error”, more than 20 speakers and presenters were invited to share their inspirations, mistakes, cases and methods. One speaker is Sibylle Schlaich from Moniteurs. > To the event
Once a year, the Berlin type table is traditionally dedicated to Pecha Kucha. Enjoy the sportiest of all presentation formats in exactly 12 x 6:40 minutes of play, held in the garden of Moniteurs and xplicit. We are glad, that the 76th Typostammtisch took place with us. Thanks to the sporty speakers with their interesting topics, the great 130 visitors and the good weather!
Moniteurs develops and manages the corporate design for Doctors Without Borders. The annual report is a milestone in their transparent corporate communication. On June 12, 2018, just in time for the annual press conference of Doctors Without Borders, the report was published. A product that informs about all projects in 2017, turns revenue and expenses into clear infographics and transports an attitude. > Doctors without borders
On 3 May, our client Merck celebrated its 350-year history with 900 guests and the official opening of the new Innovation Center. The leading science and technology company has embarked on a new path. The Innovation Center, a central building with further modern buildings creating an innovative working environment for over 10,000 employees. Moniteurs, in close collaboration with Merck and HENN, designed a comprehensive orientation concept and is now implementing it. Foto: Stefan Schilling > Merck
Moniteurs was able to assert itself in a competition run by Doctors Without Borders throughout Germany. Since 2000, we have been cooperating intensively and confidently with Doctors Without Borders. Now it is important to sharpen the corporate design developed by Moniteurs to target specific groups and to live the brand in the digital transformation. We are happy about the common view ahead and the coming cooperation.
How can a message be conveyed with signs without language and text? Sibylle Schlaich teaches again at the Institute of Design. Pictograms are not only applied to the finished structure, but also help in the planning phases to communicate and present functions or processes. The students explore what pictorial signs convey alongside the content: an identity, belonging to a building, a company, a time or even a country.
The final totem of the orientation and signage system has been installed and stands at the access road to the Carmen Würth Forum, the congress and cultural centre built by Chipperfield Architects, directly opposite the company headquarters of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG. In contrast to the signage system found across the open spaces of the company headquarters, this totem’s header prominently features an illuminated logo of the Carmen Würth Forum. > Project
Heike Nehl and Anna König von Moniteurs with Sveta Goldstein and Tobias Kuster from Geneva form one of eight teams that will participate in the Hackathon - a collaborative software and hardware development event. This event will be hosted by Vitra (Swiss designer furniture manufacturer), supported by Frame Magazine. Investigating our needs for living and working environments, technologies, and the interface between them, participants will aim to find answers to the question which objects and spaces will survive in a hyper-connectible future – and why.
Also this year, the Filmgalerie 451 is represented with a documentary by Heinz Emigholz at the Berlinale. "Two Basilicas" is a confrontation and juxtaposition of two churches. Stefan Kanter from Moniteurs designed the poster, which is already the thirteenth in this series. Adrian Curry writes on the film portal "MUBI": „I was first struck by this beautiful poster, above, for his 2013 film The Airstrip and, digging deeper, I discovered a whole series of posters for Emigholz’s work which adhere to a similar deceptively utilitarian style…“ > Berlinale 2018
On December 18, Mannheim celebrated the handover of the new Kunsthalle to the city. Only briefly was it open and many interested came. The building designed by gmp-Architekten, Interior by Axel Kufus with OHstudio and the wayfinding system designed and planned by Moniteurs! The house will finally open on 1 June 2018.
Interaction – Set 15
We wish everyone a happy 2018! > happy18
Since its founding in 1996, the Annual Multimedia Award has demonstrated the vibrancy of digital brand communication. Moniteurs won with the microsite "Bridge Finder", designed and developed for the Footbridge conference. The digital compass informs about 73 selected bridge designs and invites you for a walk in Berlin. > project
Anita Meier of Moniteurs was invited to the Department of Typography and Communication at University of Reading in England. For a day, the students learnt about multisensory wayfinding and smellscapes, and they also had a go at doing a smell map of the campus.
Sibylle Schlaich will once again be giving a seminar on signs and their non-verbal communication at the Institute of Design. Using examples, possible applications are investigated, researched in buildings and urban space. In addition to presentation and drawing style analysis, pictograms are designed and drawn by the students.
The BDG – German Association for Communication designer invites to a panel discussion. Boris Kochan discusses company identity, brands and products with Heike Nehl and Lars Harmsen and how they are increasingly shaped by their users in their development, care and perception. > Announcement
On September 6th it starts and the preparations for the conference go full-speed. Posters and wayfinding are hang up, the website has grown. In the run-up, participants from all over the world have introduced ideas for new pedestrian bridges in Berlin, city of water. This precious collection of 73 selected bridge designs is published in a book, designed by Moniteurs. Everyone has the possibility with „Bridgefinder", a web-app specially designed for the conference of Moniteurs to explore these bridge. Good luck to the bridge builders! > Bridgefinder
With their holistic view of the design process, the Iconic Awards create a new dimension of the architecture award. The focus is on the interplay of the trades in the context of architecture. We are looking forward to a new Iconic Award! The wayfinding system for the Deutsche Museum in Munich is Winner in the category "Communication".> Project
We are delighted that the wayfinding system for the Deutsche Museum in München has received so much recognition. > Project
Moniteurs wayfindig system for the Deutsche Museum in Munich were selected by the jury of the European Design Awards 2017 and won Bronze! > Project
Sibylle Schlaich was invited to speak about orientation systems, the current work of Moniteurs in space and surrounding with architecture, as part of the lecture series "6 x Tuesdays at 6" organized by the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape.
Spring – sun – outside! On the way to the Temeplhofer Feld along the airport building. The listed building still belongs to the longest building of the world and is used as an buisness and event location. Moniteurs designed the overall orientation system for the outdoor area. > Project
A book divided into 18 chapters shows internationale wayfinding projects in their different context. Released by ARTPOWER, the most professional art-related book publishing agencies in the Asia-pacific region. Moniteurs wayfinding systems are represented with: Aufbau Haus, BMW Leipzig Plant, Potsdamer Platz and the Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
The Kulturpalast Dresden will ceremonially reopened. In the future many different people will move through the building. At all times it counts for everyone to offer an ideal orientation. It was the particular challenge for us designing the signage system. > Project
The “International Institute for Information Design” awards every third year. This Year 53 projects were awarded. Our Wayfinding system for the Deutsche Museum in Munich were selected. > Project
On April, 13th the International Garden Exhibition Berlin will open. The new visitor centre will welcome visitors with the exhibition "Gardens of the World“. Exhibition subjects include, among others, ten themed gardens and nine international contemporary gardens. Moniteurs developed the exhibition design and its contents and were responsible for the implementation. > Project
10 years ago, UNESCO named Berlin the "City of Design". Robert Eysoldt and Raban Ruddigkeit used the 10th jubilee to publish the book "Berlin Design Digest" which presents a collection of 100 successful and internationally relevant projects realized by design agencies based in Berlin. The book showcases the wayfinding system for the Airport Berlin Brandenburg by Moniteurs. > Berlin Design Digest
Summer term 2017 at the university hannover – Institute for art and design. Sibylle Schlaich sets the subject “reading places” for the students. The group will explore, analyze and evaluate places in Hannover. The target will be to appraise and to encroach on the phenomenon.
With the new building and reconstruction of the Charité in Berlin-Mitte an extension of the wayfinding system was required. Firstly Moniteurs has been commissioned to develop an analyse-report, followed by the facade application for the rescue center, the development of an entire new pictogram family, wayfinding signage in the foyer and elevator vestibules of the 21 levels tower building, including wall application. > Project
Even though there are large construction works until 2025, the museum will remain open for visitors. Moniteurs new wayfinding system for the museum is able to respond to ongoing changes. Stefan Schilling, our photographer took photos for us of the current state. >Zum Projekt
The design department is inviting to the series of lectures called “Link". Sibylle Schlaich from Moniteurs gives a talk about the “Link" between the beholder and space – the wayfinding system. > LINK
The department architecture communication “a'komm” at the Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe was founded to analyze the basics of communication and intermediation of architecture. In a lecture and following workshop Heike Nehl talks about Moniteurs work and gets into a dialogue with the students to work on the subject architecture and wayfinding. What is fascinating about wayfinding, about installing graphically messages in space , so that people feel guided. >KIT
Again, the Iconic Award nominated a Moniteurs project as a winner in the category Communication/Guidance system. The international architecture and design competition focus on the interplay between all the disciplines in the architecture, construction and real estate sector and the design and productive industries. >Winner
After its closing, the Airport Berlin Tegel will turn into a research and industrial park. For the 550 ha big territory the Tegel Projekt GmbH was looking for a partner to develop an integrated Wayfinding system. PSY:PLAN an d Moniteurs applied together and have been awarded for the project. Visualisation: Reicher Haase Associierte
The International Conference “Footbridge” organised by the Chair of Conceptual and Structural Design at TU Berlin welcomes many bridge designers and builders from all over the world to share their views, to exchange ideas, to learn and to meet colleagues and friends. Moniteurs designed the new Corporate design and implemented it into the whole event information material like poster, flyer and the website for the 6th conference in Berlin. >footbridge2017.com
33pt, the Graphic Design Conference at the FH Dortmund and the Köln International School of Design (KISD) goes in to the next round. Under the guests from europe of the already 7th conference also is Sibylle Schlaich from Moniteurs. >33pt
Mannheim has a new art gallery. The architectonic idea of the city within the city needs to be realized with the new building. The architects are gmp - Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner. To change the structural corporate design, the foundation held a competition, selecting the team of Axel Kufus and Moniteurs. A distinctive structural corporate design will be created with interior, furnishings and visitor guide system. Visualisation: gmp
The spark was the competition for the One World Trade Center — sbp has also been in New York for the last 10 years. A cause for celebration and a reason to give a detailed story of the office. For sbp, Moniteurs has developed a microsite, providing a suitable stage from which to present the times, its witnesses and the projects of the office. >Now online
Moniteurs has won the pitch for the exhibition design concept and realisation of the visitor centre of the “Gardens of the World”. The International Garden Festival will take place in Berlin in 2017. The centrepiece will be the extended gardens of the world and visitors will be introduced to the gardens in a new visitor centre. Moniteurs will be supported by landscape architect Susanne Yacoub. Foto: ©ww+; Esch-sur-Alzette > Project
In a report at the FH Vorarlberg in Austria, Heike Nehl presents the creative work in developing a wayfinding system and reconsider the W-questions: who, where, why and whereto? How does the interaction of analog and digital media changes the perception? Sign is a sign is a sign – each sign is a part of a system and all together they build a communication chain – what is all behind?
What is exciting about wayfinding, about installing graphical messages in space, so that people follow them? How is signage connected with other media, for example with digital media? Sibylle Schlaich, founder and managing director of Moniteurs Kommunikationsdesign GmbH, has designed and implemetend wayfinding systems for the last fifteen years. At the Goethe Institut in Krakow she will present Moniteurs current work.
This spring Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich are again invited as guest professors in China at the CDK (the Chinese German Art Academy in Hangzhou). Since 10 years the CDK is the cooperation partner university of the UdK Berlin. This year the subject for the student will be “space and identity”.
The new wayfinding system in the Märkische Viertel is completed. Since the beginning of the year the system was installed, designed and planned by moniteurs. > Project
“Signs and Pictograms” are centered in a Workshop at the architecture department of the University of Applied Science in Saarbrücken. Sibylle Schlaich from Moniteurs is bringing the subject and is holding the workshop at the 24th of february.
121 Offices applied for the open and international advertised architecture and design competition. Gerber Architects with Moniteurs reached the second and last stage with three other applicants. Moniteurs developed, connecting to the architecture, the signage concept for the Terekhovo Station in Moskow.
On the occasion of planing a new study course with a digital focus, the design department organised on february the 10th a panel discussion with the subject “designing the digital future”. One of several speakers on podium is Heike Nehl from Moniteurs.
As an important dependance of the main office in Stuttgart, schlaich bergermann partner realised many exciting projects in Berlin since 10 years. Moniteurs could accompany this time with analog and digital designworks. Many thanks and congratulations!
The first 6 issues of the DVD edition are here. For 25 years, the Filmgalerie has published the films of Christoph Schlingensief, and for 20 years, Moniteurs has has accompanied the Filmgalerie with posters, titles and cover art.
Moniteurs assisted in the rebranding of schlaich bergermann partners and created a new visual identity, including internet presence, in close cooperation with the client and developers – now online!> To the website
For our last relaunch, we asked Alexander Branczyk to provide us with a new, very light version of our corporate font “Monico”, which he originally designed in 1994. Together with Georg Seifert, he expanded the font family, which is now presented in the type book from Slanted.
In October, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research opened, where over 200 scientists from all over the world now conduct their research. Moniteurs adopted the colour concept of the architecture and the coding of the three components with different bright colours in the orientation system, and reinforced it through associative terms. > Project
Entry into the Aufbau Haus 84, designed by Barkow Leibinger, mediates between the historic Elsnerhaus (1914) and the first construction phase Aufbau Haus 85. Moniteurs continued the concept developed for Haus 85, so that both buildings are connected by the same orientation system.
Moniteurs, accompanied by PSY:PLAN, has been commissioned by the city of Berlin, to analyse the tourist wayfinding systems of ten major national and international cities. The task is to evaluate how these wayfinding concepts are applicable to a future system in Berlin. Dresden, Potsdam, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Bristol, London, New York, Sydney, Wien und Zürich will be analysed.
The Upper West, consisting of a 118m high tower and a building complex directly on Breitscheidtplatz in Berlin, is one of the biggest buildings in City West and breaks new ground. With a total surface area of 53,000 square metres, there will be, as of 2016, retail spaces, offices and to date the largest hotel in the Motel One group. Moniteurs designed a concept which encompasses both the representation of the tenants in the various buildings and the orientation in the tower and the complex.
In 2017, GrünBerlin, in cooperation with the IGA, will host the Internationale Gartenausstellung (International Garden Show) in a 100 hectare area at the “Gärten der Welt” (Gardens of the World) and at Kienberg Park. Moniteurs could qualify for the tender of the outline planning of the orientation and information concept for Gärten der Welt/IGA Berlin 2017.
Moniteurs has won the competition to design a new orientation system for the Deutsche Museum Munich. In single construction stages the museum will be extensively modernized and restructured until 2025. For Moniteurs the core of the task is the development of a signage concept for the inner and outdoor areas with the focus on the collection building and the museum island.
Moniteurs has been commissioned by Gerber Architects International to develop the orientation system for a metro station in Riyadh. The Architects are one of the winner, beside Snøhetta and Zaha Hadid Architects, of the invited international competition of the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh. The signageincludes the Olaya Parc, the exterior of the statio, public and non-public areas, shopping and retail area and the underground parking. Visualisation: Gerber Architects international
The city quarter DomAquarée, with a total rentable space of 71,000m², lies in the historical centre of Berlin, opposite the Berlin Cathedral. In addition to many shops and a multitude of restaurants, one can find apartments, flexible office spaces and a four-star hotel. Moniteurs has been commissioned by Bilfinger Real Estate to design a new orientation system for the outdoor area.
Carlswerk is an industrial complex with a one hundred year history, and at approximately 126,000m², the largest urban industrial campus in Cologne. Cultural institutions, restaurants, offices and production facilities have made the former industrial site their home, turning it into a vibrant, lively city quarter. Moniteurs designed the Carlswerk brand and the orientation system for the location. Image: BEOS
The new building for the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research is located at Telegrafenberg in Potsdam, a site of great historical and international significance. The building was designed by the architectural firm BHBVT, while Moniteurs designed the orientation system and strengthened the visual identity of this striking building. Visualization: BHBVT > Project
Moniteurs has won the international competition, open by invitation, to design a new orientation system for the entire area of the BMW Research and Innovation Centre in Munich. Moniteurs has now been commissioned to develop a master concept 2050 for analogue and digital wayfinding. The first step should already take place in 2015 – signage of the new concept on a renovated building. Visualisation: Henn Architekten
The pleasant highlight of the winter semester 2014/15 was the degree-show of the University Bielefeld/Design department. The concept for a new corporate design and a digital guide as a webapp were developed and designed by a team of students, taught and supported by Heike Nehl.
Moniteurs wins silver in the category "Healthcare" with "Doctors without Borders" and bronze in the catagory "Wayshowing" with the Signage project for the DGUV. The International Institute for Information Design (IIID) is a global network of individuals and organisations who are interested in optimizing information and information systems for knowledge transfer in everyday life.
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.
The Association of German Architects (BDA) wishes to redevelop and improve its internet presence. Suitable applicants were invited to compete in a closed competition. The pitch by Moniteurs, together with null2, was the winner.
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 “moveable 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
Moniteurs is to be a guest at “Wednesday Seminars” at the university of Design Schwäbish Gmünd on the issue “communication in space”. Experts from the fields of design, art and culture, science and industry are invited to speak on current topics in their respective fields.
Sibylle Schlaich has been invited by Professor Skopec to speak at “Beziehungsweisen” (“Making Connections”) in the class of Visual Systems. She will talk primarily about the design process with respect to large projects, and on the topic of orientation systems.
Right in the centre of Berlin, on the corner of Französische Straße and Glinkastraße, the Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung, the DGUV (German Social Insurance Organisation) is under construction. The administration building, designed by Grüntuch Ernst Architects, has been awarded the Gold Certificate from the German Sustainable Building Council. Moniteurs, commissioned directly by the DGUV, has designed the building's orientation system, and should be completed later this year. Visualisation: Grüntuch Ernst Architects BDA
The historical Palace of Culture in Dresden, a national heritage site, will be renovated by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and partners. Moniteurs has designed the orientation system, commissioned by Kommunale Immobelien Dresden. From 2017, Dresden will once again have a cultural centre with a concert hall, a central library and a cabaret theatre. Visualisation: gmp Architects
A vision forum for an even more unusual material in construction, with speakers who are among the most distinguished and experienced in constructing with carbon. Moniteurs has designed the website and the print media for the conference at the Technical University of Berlin. > To the project
After the successful book on orientation systems by Per Mollerup was published at the end of last year, there is now a second book on the topic, completely revised and with a greater practical section. It will mainly cover orientation systems for major projects and public spaces. The orientation system for the Berlin Brandenburg Airport by Moniteurs is also among the selected works covered.
Filmgalerie 451 presents the following at the Berlinale 2014: “The Airstrip” by Heinz Emigholz, “Three stones for Jean Genet” by Frieder Schlaich with Patti Smith, “Everything that rises must converge” by Omer Fast, “La ultima pelicula” by Ray Martin & Mark Peranson. Posters and booklet for the party in the Berghain Kantine were designed by Moniteurs. Printed by Xplicit in Risograph. > To the project
Moniteurs to visit WEISSRAUM (Whiteroom), a forum for visual design in Innsbruck. WEISSRAUM is an initiative for those who are more graphically aware and for those concerned with shape and form. Well-known designers from all over the world will give presentations and run workshops and on the 1st of April, Moniteurs has been invited to give its own presentation.
The Märkische Quarter in Berlin is a metropolitan area of 3.2 square kilometres with nearly 40,000 residents, the orientation of which is not easy. The district office of Berlin Reineckendorf recently held a competition to redesign the orientation system, which Moniteurs won in 2013, and the firm, accompanied by the environmental psychologists from PSY:PLAN, will be working on a new concept. PSY:PLAN will research and consult for the project in the fields of architecture and the psychology of perception. Moniteurs already worked intensely in this area in 2006, developing an orientation system for several residential buildings for the organisation Gesobau. > Project
Type Talk, on the 28th of November at 6:30pm with Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich, on the visual identity of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which has not yet opened: the orientation system, closely connected to the corporate design elements, and with its own font, has long made headlines in the international design scene. Organised by Jürgen Siebert, the free “Type Talk” series takes place monthly in the Apple Store on Kurfürstendamm.
“Fontwalk” wins “Gold” at this year’s Annual Multimedia Award. Since 1996, the competition has shone a spotlight on outstanding work in the digital domain. Moniteurs developed the microsite “Fontwalk” for Fontshop, which showcases the latest fonts and trends in the world of typefaces. At “Fontwalk”, the user is guided on a journey through the fonts, where moving pictures illustrate the history of each font while simultaneously highlighting its unique qualities and features. > To the project
This Autumn, Sibylle Schlaich and Heike Nehl are guest professors in China at the Chinesisch Deutschen Kunstakademie (Chinese German Academy of the Arts) in Hangzhou. A cooperation project between the UdK Berlin (Berlin University of the Arts) and the CAA (Chinese Art Academy), their work concerns the subject of airports and new creative approaches to vastly different fields of design. Their lectures will include all communication media employed at an airport, infographics, orientation systems, the corporate design of an airport, the corporate design of an airline, digital media such as apps, infographics on the airfield and the graphical use of space.
“1 : 1 – Signage, Orientation, Identity” is a special book. It not only describes the projects of the last ten years and the way of working of the communications design company Moniteurs, but the projects are also graphically brought into focus: in this way the book shows Moniteurs’ orientation systems on a 1 : 1 scale. Book launch Tuesday, 24th September, 7pm, Reading Room, Berlin, Guest Speaker: Jürgen Siebert > To the project