THE POP-UP EXHIBITION AT BERLIN AIRPORT
The exhibition “The Place of Flying” opened on October 31, 2020 at the capital’s new airport BER. The exhibition leads through the history of flying in Berlin and Brandenburg. Simpelplus developed the exhibition design in cooperation with Kulturprojekte Berlin.
The exhibition is divided into three areas.
Four historical themes, such as “Airworld” as a supposed male domain, the connection between “war and flying”, the East-West conflict in aviation and finally the significance of the airports in the city’s history, are located in the entrance area and are displayed on wave-like walls presents.
Printed on plexiglass plates, a timeline and portraits of the seven Berlin and Brandenburg airports lead you through special or important moments in the history of Berlin-Brandenburg.
The focus of the exhibition: the BER room. The stories of the failure and completion of BER are told on the basis of ten selected objects, which are presented on an airport baggage carousel.
The clarity of the DIN font and the use of graphic elements such as arrows and pictograms are shaped by the aesthetics of the airport. The color yellow was chosen because of its construction site character. The color purple from the BER corporate design was used in the BER room. On the floor, the object stories are led by lines to the appropriate objects on the baggage carousel.
We have developed two series of pictograms for the exhibition: One series for all seven airports and airfields, the second series for the BER objects.