Ravensbrück; Visual Identity and Information Design
Memorial Ravensbrück
Client Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück Year 2008 Focus Public design Wandel Hoefer Lorch und Hirsch Architekten; Saarbrücken Contractor Brandenburgische Liegenschaftsbetriebe BLB unit Task Concept, Design and Planning Project partner In cooperation with Wolfgang Lorch (Wandel Hoefer Lorch und Hirsch Architekten) unit Employee Bernd Hilpert, Florian Kleene, Margit Steidl Photography Eibe Sönnecken

The design of the various information material, like print media and information steles, accompany visitors from all nations throughout their tour through the site of the Ravensbrück Memorial, as well as in the new visitors’ centre. The relationship between the meaning and gravity of the site, and the visual language, which had to be found was a particular challenge. The contrasting of an objective and cautious appearance with sensitive details and material characteristics generates an addressing of the visitors, appropriate to the Ravensbrück Memorial, without being superficially “designed”.