university of applied sciences osnabrück
signage system
osnabrück 2004

a sky of black letters and numbers, interspersed with red clouds. words like stars show the way, guiding the traveler. the ceiling is the firmament, scattered with words, the concrete walls are bare. as people look ahead of them, they naturally locate the repeated information that guides them through the building – the text is big enough to grasp instantly, so there’s no danger of anyone losing their footing. the space adapts to the user. the pure austerity of the floor and walls reaches a brilliant culmination in this starry sky, with its pattern of images the eye can read: cassiopeia, ursa minor, pollux, andromeda. 

projectdata

client:  

staatliches baumanagement  

osnabrück 

 

architect:  

jockers architekten bda 

www.jockers.net 

 

project team:  

gerd häußler  

(project manager) 

andreas uebele 

 

photos: 

andreas körner 

www.a-koerner.de 

awards

art directors club new york, 

distinctive merit 

 

art directors club für deutschland, 

auszeichnung 

 

new york festivals 

 

if communication design  

award 2005,  

if award für exzellentes design 

 

d&ad, london, 

silver award 

 

red dot award communication design 2005, 

red dot: best of the best für höchste designqualität 

 

deutscher designer club ddc, 

silver 

 

the chicago athenaeum,  

good design award 2005 

 

tdc annual awards 2005,  

tdc tokyo, type directors  

club of tokyo 

 

laus 06, adg (ascociación  

de directores de arte  

y diseñadores gráficos) 

selected work 

 

joseph binder award, gold