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Element of the signage system from the Palace of the Republic

  • Object
  • Klaus Wittkugel; Peter Rockel; VEB Leuchtenbaukombinat Leipzig
  • Leipzig (City)
  • 1975

The Palace of the Republic was consciously planned as a public building. Its many different functions called for a complex signage system which would allow visitors to find their way around easily and independ­ently. To this end, Klaus Wittkugel designed a system of pictograms which were deployed on illuminated signs. The icons were based on international design standards which had become established in the 1960s as a way of providing information and guidance at large events.

Detailed information

Involved Persons/Corporate Bodies
Klaus Wittkugel; Peter Rockel; VEB Leuchtenbaukombinat Leipzig
Period Produced
Exhibition Format
Metall; Blech; Elektrik; Kunststoff; Klebefolie
Stahlblechmantel, weiß lackiert mit Piktogrammen auf Opalglas
59 x 167 x 15 cm
Places / Cultures
Leipzig (City)
SHF History of the Site
Exhibition Location
O1.238.Q2 E32001Treppenhalle 1.OG
Exhibition & Module
DA01 Flashbacks / DA01 Flashback 13 Signage system from the Palace oft he Republic / MG Media Guide / MG Free Flow 01 History of the Site - Flashbacks
Owner/Managing Institution
Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss
Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss
Inventory Number
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