Accessibility concept and wayfinding system

It’s better to see where to go at first glance, isn’t it? Before the renovation of the most significant monument in Saxony – The Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations) in Leipzig – we were commissioned to create an accessibility analysis. Furthermore we created an accessibility concept, which means we worked out how people with different forms of disabilities can access the monument and learn about it.

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For the first time this project wasn’t only about the constructional accessibility but also about the communication of the museum’s content.

On the basis of our accessibility concept the renovation has been realized since 2012.

In order to make it really great we also designed and realized an inclusive wayfinding system for the building and the park. The different levels and accessibility possibilities to the monument are now much easier to understand. With modern pictograms and multilingual information signs Leipzig is now prepared for all who come to gaze in amazement.

Accessibility concept

Graphic concept

Wayfinding system


Project details

Client: Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig, Völkerschlachtdenkmal

Project period: 2010 – 2015

Project partners: Pano Merianos, Lisa Plücker

Project specifications: Extensive accessibility analysis, accessibility concept for visitors in wheelchairs, for blind and visually impaired visitors, museum concept for blind and visually impaired visitors, analysis of orientation needs, conception of wayfinding system, conception of barrier-free elements (2-sense principle), concept tactile model, layout and graphic design, icon family, three-dimensional illustrations of monument and park, production management