City, squares, tree populations, flanked by buildings of various use; in between paths that connect. People move along these routes from place to place, lingering, a constant flow; here and there. The essential characteristics for a functioning guidance and orientation system are providing guidance, orientation, information and identification – for tenants, employees, visitors and suppliers alike. The orientation and consistency of this key information represents an absolute necessity for the main users (tenants of retail spaces, a hotel, restaurants and offices) of the former post office on Trier’s Kornmarkt, as well as for visitors to the historic building ensemble
The guiding wall was constructed using double-sided, powder-coated aluminium panels. For monument protection reasons, the wall can be fully removed without leaving a trace. The 3-4mm strong and free-floating aluminium panels feature a foliage design that has been lasered into it and is backlit by LED lights. This creates a distinctive night and day effect. A secular gate construction is turned into a lighting installation. This element now constitutes, for users and passers-by alike, the reference for the Posthof buildings as a whole. Further advertising materials and signposts are consequently no longer required for the exposed main building.