The Hölderlinturm (“Hölderlin Tower”) in the picturesque city of Tübingen, Germany was recently renovated by Coast Office Architecture, Stuttgart. The landmark of the city was once the home of the famous poet Friedrich Hölderlin.
Coinciding with the 250th anniversary of his birth, the three-story house has been turned into a museum honouring the life and work of the poet who has been called “the poet of poets”.
Hölderlin’s use of meter (rhythmic structure in verse or line of a verse) plays an important role throughout the permanent exhibition. Visitors are able to use all of their senses while interacting with his poems. In the museum the typography is either silkscreened, stencilled, digital printed, CNC milled in plexiglass and wood, or presented as 3D lettering in brass.
The two typefaces Suisse Int’l (sans-serif) and Suisse Works (serif) harmonise with one another and maintain their integrity in very large und small sizes.