Building Signage

An ex­ten­sion of the build­ing wayfind­ing sys­tem was re­quired for Char­ité’s core ren­o­vated and com­pletely mod­ern­ized Bet­ten­haus and the con­struc­tion of a new build­ing for surg­eries, and in­ten­sive care and emer­gency ser­vices.
At first Moni­teurs was com­mis­sioned to un­der­take an analy­sis. This was fol­lowed by de­vel­op­ing the fa­cade mark­ing of the new emer­gency ser­vices build­ing, the de­vel­op­ment of a com­plete new fam­ily of pic­tograms, the vi­sual guid­ance el­e­ments in the build­ing’s lobby as well as the el­e­va­tor rooms of the 21 floors of the high-rise Bet­ten­haus. The scope of works also in­cluded large-area wall ap­pli­ca­tions for the lobby and wait­ing area.



Berlin 2016/​17


Char­ité – Uni­ver­sitätsmedi­zin Berlin

Pro­gram­ming dig­i­tal Sig­nage



Ste­fan Schilling

The main entrance to the rescue center is conspicuously marked and recognizable from afar, as it is somewhat inconspicuous in contrast to access, if you are brought by ambulance.

Large-scale wall applications with learned pictograms help the patient or visitor quickly with the first orientation – whether on entering the foyer or in the waiting area of the Charité.

The spacious, digital building overview can immediately reflect any change in the building, i.e is always up to date. The three-dimensional presentation creates a spatial orientation for visitors and patients, in addition to directional signs.

For the Charité, a complete family pictogram was developed, with medical or hospital operating pictograms and service pictograms.

The levels were color-coded by the architect. As a connecting element, Moniteurs has developed striking levels for the elevator vestibules, which contain not only the Arabic number but also points that represent both the total number of levels and, on the other hand, filled in as color, the level in which the patient or visitor is located.