Flughafen Stuttgart
Advice on the orientation system

With around 9.5m PAX a year and 400 take­offs and land­ings a day to over 100 des­ti­na­tions, Stuttgart Air­port is one of the busiest air­ports in Ger­many. The goal is to op­ti­mise the pas­sen­ger traf­fic rout­ing in the four ter­mi­nals in or­der to al­low pas­sen­gers to reach their gate quickly and safely. The ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem was al­ready made more dy­namic in the last few years, yet it was still worth ex­am­in­ing where it was pos­si­ble to im­prove the in­for­ma­tion de­sign. Af­ter a more de­tailed analy­sis of the air­port, Moni­teurs ad­vised the Ter­mi­nal Man­age­ment and the com­pany man­age­ment with re­gard to in­for­ma­tion ar­chi­tec­ture, nam­ing sys­tems, graph­ics and ana­logue and dig­i­tal ori­en­ta­tion sig­nage. A flex­i­ble rout­ing sys­tem to the se­cu­rity checks, in con­sid­er­a­tion of pas­sen­ger ca­pac­ity, was one of the main cri­te­ria. The first mod­ules have al­ready been im­ple­mented.

Man­fred Rom­mel Air­port

Ad­vice on the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem

Berlin 2013


gmp Ar­chitek­ten von Gerkan, Marg und Part­ner


more than 400 ha, of it 190 ha green area


400 per day starts und land­ings to 100 des­ti­na­tions

The communication of information from “general to specific” prevents information overload. Logically, it follows an unbroken chain of information, essential for a well-functioning orientation system.

In the security queues, two monitors displaying dynamic information are integrated into the previously analogue system.

Analysis and reporting of labelling variants for airside and landside.

Easy to understand terminal labelling at Departures and Arrivals.