Moskau
Orientation System

Built in 1964, “Café Moskau” was used dur­ing the GDR as an amuse­ment palace, and to­day is a na­tion­ally known event lo­ca­tion. The Sput­nik satel­lite over the en­trance, a gift from the So­vi­ets, once sym­bol­ised tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion and progress. It cor­re­sponds to the trans­parency and light­ness of the ar­chi­tec­ture of the two-storey atrium build­ing. The ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem takes on this trans­parency, and the de­sign – at the clien­t’s re­quest – is based on the de­sign of the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem for for the ew­erk power sta­tion . The pre­dom­i­nant colour blue is rem­i­nis­cent of outer space and of the uni­verse. The new logo, de­signed by Moni­teurs, has also adopted this as­so­ci­a­tion with the plan­ets, as well as us­ing the ar­chi­tec­ture and his­tory of the build­ing as start­ing points for the de­sign.

Moskau

Ori­en­ta­tion Sys­tem
In­te­rior

Berlin 2009

Client

MOSKAU GmbH

Ar­chitek­ture

Josef Kaiser, Horst Bauer (1959)
HSH Hoyer Schin­dele Hirschmüller (re­fur­bish­ment and con­ver­sion
of a listed restau­rant into a con­fer­ence cen­tre)

Area

3,400 m2

Pho­tog­ra­phy

Ste­fan Müller

A digital space labelling system was installed – the screen graphics were designed to match the corporate design of the building.