motorway toilets
standard design model, lower saxony 2012

colours of nowhere 


oker, drachenberg and schunter, places in germany. normally you pay them no heed as you drive by, rushing through space and time. but sometimes nature calls and you just have to stop – and then, what do you find? landscape, hills and valleys, visualised as a map, a different colour for each altitude level. at each of these places the design depicts the specific location – in a way that also renders graffiti redundant. these redesigned motorway toilets are gradually becoming a regular sight. 



staatliches baumangement weser-leine 


project team:  

benjamin brinkmann 

jan paul gaugler 

angela klasar 

philipp schäfer 

katrin theile 

thanh-thao tran 

andreas uebele 



gruppeomp architektengesellschaft mbH 



christian richters 


german design award 2014, nominated 


deutscher designer club (ddc), good design 13, bronze 


if communication design award 2013