Public facilities and housing indursty
Kindergardens, schools, universities, hospitals, carehomes, sport-and leisure facilities, community centres, administration buildings and many more - the list of public facilities is long. Furthermore communal and public building societies provide living space and thereby cater to a general public need.
On this page we show how to responsibly deal with colour in public institutions. By designing these institutions we clearly signal, that the operator or owner of these institutions care about the atmosphere that is prevalent throughout these buildings.
The design penetration and colourful differentiation is able to create an atmosphere of familiarity and affiliation. For us it’s not all about placative decoration, colourful intervention or provocation. Our work transforms technical and functional rooms into a habitat that is enjoyable for anyone to be in. The architecture of public institutions does not only create a casing for cultural life - it is an expression of cultural work itself !
Excellent footwork, natural sense of space, emotional address
With comparably small financial effort it is possible to transform a room situation that is felt to be irritable and anonymous into it’s complete opposite - as long as you include us in the early stages of the planning process and not only once “things have started going downhill”.
In a close collaboration with the organisation “Rudolf Steiner pedagogy in the region of Fellbach” (Förderkreis Waldorfpädagogik Fellbach), we developed this colour design for the central hall of a newly built kindergarten.
The colour is designed for a long-term stay. The colours are very fair, however not without obligation. The combination of nearly complementary colour families creates a physiological balance and is more accepted by different users.
The lecture theatre at the College am Orleansplatz (Munich) was redesigned with these colour designs, here presented with the aid of a 3D Model. (Design and rendering Jürgen Opitz)
Stair case in a tenants house
The pictures show example for colour schemes designed for ca. 60 staircases of the HOWOGE Berlin.