Grown for years, the orientation has fallen by the wayside. Down but not out. German Technical Museum in Berlin is one of the largest of its kind in the world. 30,000 sqm of exhibition space and more than 50,000 exhibits speak for themselves. In order to get along in the historically grown building structure, guidance was urgently needed.
The wayfinding system designed by us stands out from the crowd by striking colour and shape. Due to the high requirements, a system had to be developed that considers the content of the exhibition as well as various users. A fascinating spectrum of old and new technology with a wide range of references to the culture and history of our everyday life – this can be seen at DTMB and this was also to be conveyed.
On this basis, orientation aids have been defined for different users: from touch screens and printed location plans to stationary signs. On the one hand, the design had to be clearly visible, on the other hand it should be adapted to the different exhibitions and the architecture of the building.