BRANDLAB won the internationally renowned iF DESIGN AWARD 2020 with the project VoloPort, for customer Volocopter in collaboration with Skyports, in the discipline "Architecture", category "Public". As a major contribution to future electric urban air mobility, the VoloPort was able to convince the 78-member independent international jury of experts. The number of applicants was large: The jurors had to award projects from among 7,298 submissions from 56 countries.


Spaces for Future Health

Brandlab, Graft architects and Charité invited leading minds to a panel discussion focusing on major changes in health. AI-based customization of medical treatment, as well as the interface between individuals and machines have concrete consequences on physical spaces. Individual patient responsibility and empowerment will continue to replace the passive reliance on medical institutions. Will we develop micro recovery facilities in residential areas? The community caring culture will go hand in hand with Healing Architecture topics.


Spaces for Future Work

Vitra, St. Oberholz, WeWork, Deutsche Bahn Smart Cities and Brandlab, in cooperation with the Graft architects, discussed disruptive trends in work cultures and spaces.

What  kind of spaces will truly address the rising loneliness of urban working individuals? How are corporations incorporating their innovation spirit, speed of incubators, and their culture into their work environments? How can physical spaces become a strong catalyst for productivity and face the challenge to attract all generations of employees?


Iconic Award Jury

In 2019 Linda Stannieder is again part of the ICONIC AWARDS Jury initiated by the German Design Council. Together with other leading minds in architecture, interior designer, brand and design strategy, Brandlab’s CEO Linda will jointly select the award winning projects. The categories include “Best of Best”, “Architects of the Year” and “Interior Designers of the Year”, as well as “Architects’ Client of the Year”. The award ceremony will take place at the Pinakotek der Moderne in Munich in autumn 2019.

Photo Credit: Rat für Formgebung / Manuel Debus


Design Plus Jury

Our CEO is proudly part of the jury of Design Plus, a leading design competition in Germany acknowledging products that combine technology and design in an innovative way. The selected product achievements are presented at ISH and Light+Building every year. This is an initiative brought to life by the German Design Council.

Photo Credit: Christoph Jacob


New York Festival Jury

Linda Stannieder and other leading personalities in creative agencies are rewarding outstanding advertising work every year. Idea quality, execution of ideas, and brand relevance are carefully analysed by the New York Festival Jury prior to assigning the awards. This is an international award that we are glad to be part of.


Spaces for Future Mobility

Together with Volocopter, E.ON Drive, Hyperloop and other key stakeholders in mobility, Brandlab reflected in one of our panels on new urban mobility scenarios. What are upcoming innovations and services. How do our cities adapt and change in the future? Is living next to highways the new meditation – when cars stop being noisy and polluting? How do business models change? And are air taxis really coming in the near future?


Silver Award for Shift at Best of Content Marketing

Shift, the sustainability exhibition of the Volkswagen Group, receives a Silver Award at this year’s Best of Content Marketing (BCM) Awards, Europe’s largest event for Content Marketing, in the category Crossmedia – B2C Automobile. Together with Archimedes Exhibitions and Rat für Ruhm und Ehre, Brandlab were responsible for the concept, the content and the visual creation as well as the production of Shift. Like the magazine Shift, the exhibition addressed VW’s responsibility towards the environment and society. Interactive exhibits, surprising lines of vision, multimedia terminals, audio play stations, unusual materials, and an interplay of contrasts made up the show as a unique experience for 150,000 visitors of any age. It has been displayed from November 2017 till February 2018 at the DRIVE Forum in Berlin. Launched in 2003 by the Content Marketing Forum in conjunction with the industry media Horizont, persönlich, CP Wissen und CP Monitor, the BCM is considered the largest competition for content driven corporate communications in Europe.



On Friday May 11th, Berlin's governing mayor Michael Müller officialy opened the memorial "Denk Mal an Freiheit!" at Berlin's central station. The installation has been designed by GRAFT in cooperation with Brandlab. Together with the urban artists Die Dixons, designers, illustrators, and artists from all over the world as well as creative Berliners were called to submit their design proposals for the design of the letters. #FREIHEITBERLIN is exhibited just in front of the main entrance of Berlin's central station until June 18th.


New Year's Reception at Shift

On January 31, we celebrated a joint New Year’s Reception at SHIFT. The sustainability exhibition together with our partnering agencies Archimedes Exhibitions and Rat für Ruhm und Ehre GmbH. British speaker and writer Julia Hobsbawm, author of the internationally-acclaimed book "Fully Connected - Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload" has been our special guest and gave an inspiring talk about social wellbeing in an increasingly connected world. Automotive Designer Peter Wouda shared some insights into his work at the Volkswagen Group Future Center Europe and explained the concept of Sedric, Volkswagen`s first self-driving car.

Photo Credit: Michael Feser, Archimedes Exhibitions


Designing the Future of EV-Charging Stations for E.ON

Electric vehicles are on the rise: young families and commuters alike embrace this new kind of mobility for short distances. But what happens when EV-technology matures and finally enters the mainstream? Germany's leading energy supplier, E.ON, anticipates this major shift and plans the roll-out of Europe’s first connected EV-charging network: 180 ultra-fast charging stations from Norway to Italy. These new mobility concepts entail new behaviors and new business models that redefine the gas station as we know it. Brandlab and GRAFT are in the process of developing the vision, customer experience and design of these new charging stations. Come see for yourself: The design concept will be presented to the public at Essen’s E-World 2018 in February.


Interactive map for HERE

Brandlab leveraged augmented reality to craft an immersive experience that showcases HERE’s entire automotive portfolio. A beautifully printed map of San Francisco provides the canvas for an entertaining augmented experience. Upon installing the custom app and pointing their device at the map, visitors can explore a three-dimensional city emerging in front of them. Four scenarios convey the power and potential of HERE’s automotive portfolio in a simple and compelling way.


HERE at CES 2018 in Las Vegas

What happens when drones perform a search in a geo-fenced area? How might this create a new service for delivery trucks? We’re very proud to share one of our largest and probably most complex projects of 2018: An interactive game that reveals the power and potential of the HERE Open Location Platform at CES 2018. Located at the center of HERE’s booth, the interactive table invites visitors to collaborate and build their own scenario of a future city. Placing connected RFID tokens onto the table triggers an entertaining interplay of data sources, services and intelligent technologies.


Coca-Cola Brand Showcase

Coca-Cola commissioned Brandlab with the creation of a new, contemporary branding idea for its gastronomy appearance. The work resulted in four different bar concepts, which we proudly saw coming to life on TV as part of the successful show “The Voice of Germany”. The final show, broadcasted in December with over three million viewers. Brandlab abstracted the historical contour bottle shape and translated it into a spatial installation that makes the brand instantly recognizable.


New Arena - New Logo

On December 15th 2017, the Feuerstein-Arena in Schierke, at the foot of the Harz Mountains, was reopened after an expansive revitalization and new design by GRAFT and sbp engineers. Brandlab designed a new logo for the arena inspired by its unique roof construction and combined it with the main sponsor’s historical logo type - Schierker Feuerstein, the Harz’ beloved liquor brand. Drop by the Feuerstein Arena in case you’re enjoying some time off in the Harz’ untouched nature – it’s perfect for ice skating in winter or concerts in summer.

Photo Credit: Matthias Bein


SHIFT Sustainability Exhibition for Volkswagen

In collaboration with Archimedes Exhibition and Rat für Ruhm und Ehre, Brandlab led the overall concept and design development of "SHIFT - The Exhibition" for the Volkswagen Group at DRIVE Forum in Berlin. Addressing Volkswagen’s role in society and the group’s responsibility towards the environment, the spatial theme "Shifting Perspectives" invites visitors to reflect upon some of the most urgent problems of our times. Interactive exhibits reveal diverse perspectives and inspire a broad audience of several thousand visitors each week.

You can still “shift perspectives” for free until February 28th, 2018: “SHIFT – The Exhibition” is open every day between 10 am and 8 pm at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum, Friedrichstraße 84, 10117 Berlin.

Photo Credit: Michael Feser, Archimedes Exhibitions


“A Changing of the Generational Guard”

Brandlab’s CEO Linda Stannieder has been part of an independent jury of architects, interior designers and brand experts for the ICONIC AWARDS 2017, an international architecture and design competition. In this role, she also wrote an expert contribution for the ICONIC AWARDS catalogue about how architects can benefit from changing their perception of marketing and communicate their services in novel ways.


Cannes Lions Jury

As one of the 13 German jurors at Cannes Lions 2016, Linda Stannieder ranked projects in the category Design. The German jurors, internationally established agency leaders, have often been the numerically most represented nation in the Cannes juries. The advertising festival is the world's most important event in the industry. Here she explains Cannes without words.