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    Signage system for Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden
Since its founding, the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden has enjoyed the status of one of the most unusual cultural and scientific establishments in the world. Erected by Wilhelm Kreis in 1930 on the occasion 
of the IInd International Hygiene Exhibition, the building is a cultural monument and contemporary witness 
to the outgoing First German Republic and age of modernity. Its peculiarity lies primarily in its cubature and 
the symmetrical layout of its rooms. 

Guidance system
Signposts and location confirmations comprise the alignment of the information in German, English and French. Without the use of backing material, the inscriptions are applied directly to the walls following the course of the rooms themselves. The lightness and red colour are a reaction to the architectural severity.

Pictogram system
Specially developed pictograms reinforce this form of intervention, serving to highlight the conceptualisation 
of the institution as a “museum of the people”.