– kronen carré stuttgart, signage system, stuttgart 2001

kronen carré

the kronen carrée quarter is a complex of buildings accessed via a hall. the linear architectural elements have been developed into a graphic code. the lines follow a matrix and their thickness and length are varied in line with a musical principle. they signal information, tie the different typographical levels together, and lend aesthetic appeal to their collision protection function. in keeping with the structural architectural principle, the typography is not colored. the silvery shade resides in the material: glass-bead blasted stainless steel in the sandstone floor, silver-bronze paint on the plastered walls, and silver foil on the glass surfaces. the color silver literally reflects the surrounding world of color, the interplay between lettering and colors strikes a chord in the concerto that is the integrated design of characters and architecture.

kronen carré stuttgart
signage system
stuttgart 2001


sparkassen versicherung


project team:
jutta boxheimer
markus fischer
caroline pöll
(project manager)
andreas uebele

andreas körner


  • if communication design award 2003, auszeichnung
  • the chicago athenaeum, good design 2003, good design award
  • adc new york, 81st annual awards 2002, merit
  • red dot award: communication design 2002, red dot
  • deutscher designer club (ddc), gute gestaltung 02, finalist