Context The Albert-Schweitzer-Schule in Hanover is attended by children with highly varied origins. The cultural breadth of the primary school pupils is drawn from around 40 different countries. In its role as a centre of interaction and linguistic development the school is a key location for identification. Following a three-year closure and subsequent reconstruction work, the Albert- Schweitzer -Schule moved into the new site in Fössefeld in 2012.
Signage With the exception of a few items of information for adults, the signage system consists exclusively of a pictogram system developed for the Albert-Schweitzer-Schule. All of the children depicted in the pictogram system are different, a reference to the diversity of the pupils. At the same time, they also add an individual level to the functional use of the orientational system. The particularly friendly appearance of the graphic language aims to establish a positive emotional bond between the children and their environment. The relatively unstructured arrangement of the pictograms on the walls reflects the vitality of the place whilst at the same time enabling amendments and updates to be carried out with ease.
Colour concept The signage system adheres to the colour concept defined by the Hamburger Schülerwerft. Pictograms are assigned corridor colours to aid orientation.
Client Hamburger Schülerwerft
Planning period 2011–2012
Scope of services Conception, design, project management, design planning
Scope of realisation Signposts, destination confirmation signs, pictogram system