Context Together with Vienna, Leipzig is one of the most signifi- cant centres of music in Europe. Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Richard Wagner and Edvard Grieg played key roles in forming the musical history of the city. This unique musical tradition is to be rendered visible in the urban area via the devel- opment of a visual identity and a signage system that links together the places in which these composers were born, lived and worked.
Signet The visual identity of the Notenspur shows the vibrant Leipzig cultural heritage with its historical and contempo- rary musical locations as a series of audio trails, to be discovered and experienced.
Signage system The audio trails are implemented in the form of so-called orientation points for signposting and information boards to confirm destinations. An essential component of the de- sign idea is the markings on the ground that provide a dis- creet yet distinctive addition to the existing street signage for pedestrians and cyclists.
Information bearers At the destination the information elements comprise a vertical information surface at eye level, forming a graphic and formal unit with the orientation point on the ground. In addition to confirmation of the destination, the observer also finds orientation aids for the route and detailed in- formation regarding the site and associated individuals.
Client Verein der Freunde des Bauingenieur- und Wirtschaftsingenieur-wesens an der Universität Leipzig e.V.
Planning period 2007
Scope of services Conceptual design, design
Project participants Katy Müller, Nathanaël Gourdin, Jakob Gleisberg