Niggli Verlag
The Berlin Brandenburg Airport Project

In the e-book, Moni­teurs pre­sents the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem for the “Berlin Bran­den­burg Air­port.” Four chap­ters ex­plain how the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem re­flects the ar­chi­tec­tural iden­tity of the air­port: “Iden­tity” deals with the ar­chi­tec­ture, the world of colour, and the de­vel­op­ment of font and pic­tograms; “Func­tion” ex­plains how the font is used, which types and sizes are used, and how ori­en­ta­tion at the air­port works for the vis­i­tors and pas­sen­gers. The chap­ter “De­vel­op­ment” shows how the sig­nage and text were tested and man­u­fac­tured, e.g. for read­abil­ity, us­ing test-ste­les. “Be­yond the Ter­mi­nal” shows how the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem af­fects not only the ter­mi­nals them­selves, but also the other build­ings, parts of build­ings and the sur­round­ing ar­eas, the roads to and from the air­port, as well as in­ter­net ac­cess points and flight in­for­ma­tion mon­i­tors. Us­ing a wide ar­ray of im­ages, in­ter­ac­tive graph­ics and videos, the dig­i­tal ver­sion of the book al­lows us to ex­plain every­thing in great de­tail. The e-book is avail­able as iBook and ePub ver­sion.

The Berlin Bran­den­burg Air­port Pro­ject



Nig­gli Ver­lag, Schweiz

Sul­gen 2014


Sibylle Schlaich, Heike Nehl


Moni­teurs GmbH Kom­mu­nika­tions­de­sign

Images in the introduction made by Joachim Brohm

In the iBook format the different content-pages move at the bottom and support a good overview and a quick access to the chapters

The Typography of the Airport signage is used in the iBook. For example the chapter designation is like the Gate Signs.

Issues are explained with images and slideshows.

Short films demonstrate the working processes, for exxample the production of the wall-application in Pier North

The content in the ePub-format is designed in a more simple layout. It is compatible with differenet android equipment and readable in portrait and landscape format.