– baden-württemberg space center, signage system, exhibition design, stuttgart-vaihingen 2012

space center

2012, stuttgart university campus. saturn, quaoar, planck's constant, orbital velocity: such were the underlying design parameters for a world-class institutional building.

on arrival, the only way is up, heading for orbit, as indicated by the sign in the foyer. this three-dimensional lettering rotated through 90° – representing many times the mass of the interstellar dust entering the earth's atmosphere each year – seems to defy the laws of gravity. bearing the names and rooms of the people of this cosmic location, it helps to locate them in the twinkling of a star.

baden-württemberg space center
signage system, exhibition design
stuttgart-vaihingen 2012


universitätsbauamt stuttgart und hohenheim

project team:
katrin theile (project management)
andreas uebele

principal typefaces:
neue helvetica

daniel fels