- Custom-made Sign for Listed Building -

MELO

 

Realised: 2017
Client: Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Oberschule
Photos: Andreas Meichsner Fotografie
Project type: listed building, custom-made sign     

                                                                                                                                         

The Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Oberschule is a school located in the area of Tempelhof-Schöneberg in Berlin. Their brief to us was for a sign which would be visible from afar and show their presence in the neighborhood. For this, they were looking for a creative solution, in line with the restrictions for listed buildings and which integrated well into the historical façade of the building. 

We created an aluminum folded back-lit custom-made sign, with the initials of the school's name: “MELO”. Due to the centered folding, the sign has a 3D effect, playing with the perception of the viewer and unfolding the letters as they pass by. Both during the day and night, the material changes color depending on the viewing angle, enhancing the optical illusion. 

Moreover, the sign plays with the plasticity and depth of the niche in which it is placed. The white back-lit letters lend a warm glow to the reddish historical brick facade. The lighting is linked to a sensor and a dimmer that switches on at dawn and automatically switches off in the night, in order to not disturb neighbors and to reduce light pollution.

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