The Helmholtz Centre in Berlin is one of the most famous research centres in the world. 2,500 of the greatest minds in science conduct research here in the fields of materials and energy. Moniteurs and Glaßer und Dagenbach landscape architects drew on these topics and transformed the unrepresentative driveway to the research centre into a landscape of waves. Waves are the common denominator of energy and magnetic fields. Here they are stelae that guide the visitor to the research centre and, along the way, provide information about the centre’s founders, its key ideas and its subjects of research. The orientation system is here a landmark that not only orients, but deepens and builds an image in visitors’ minds. The benches, integrated into the wave structure, invite passers-by to stay a while.