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. 

projectdata

client: 

staatliches baumangement weser-leine 

 

project team:  

benjamin brinkmann 

jan paul gaugler 

raoul gottschling 

angela klasar 

christian lindermann 

philipp schäfer 

justyna sikora 

katrin theile 

thanh-thao tran 

andreas uebele 

 

architect: 

gruppeomp architektengesellschaft mbH 

www.gruppeomp.de 

 

photos: 

christian richters 

www.christianrichters.de 

awards

german design award 2015, nominee 

 

german design award 2014, nominee 

 

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

 

if communication design award 2013