"They're getting more and more beautiful..." – start of junction box styling 2018

05.07.2018

Registration for 2019 is now open

"They're getting more and more beautiful..." – start of junction box styling 2018

Registration for 2019 is now open

Grey is a thing of the past – junction box styling brings a dash of colour to the city. The tenth season of this school project, in which children and young people decorate many of Stromnetz Berlin's junction boxes and transformer stations with creative designs, has been running since April. Around 500 boxes are sprayed each year to give the neighbourhood a makeover. The first newly styled examples of this season are on show in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Neukölln, Pankow, Reinickendorf, Tempelhof-Schöneberg and Treptow-Köpenick.

Participating schools still have until October to bring the grey cable distribution boxes in their districts to life with colour and designs. Thanks to junction box styling, more than 2,000 of the total of 16,000 boxes in the Berlin metropolitan area have already received colourful designs over the past few years.

Take part in 2019 - interested school classes can register now

The project is aimed at pupils in year 5 and above. Each class designs junction boxes in their neighbourhood as a week-long project. The week starts with the pupils creating designs. Then, under the guidance of experienced street artists and teachers, they will create templates and learn and try out freehand spray-painting techniques. The crowning moment of the week comes when they apply what they have learned to junction boxes and transformer stations near their school. Spaces are limited and participating schools are notified by the end of the year at the latest. The selected applications will then be able to apply their artistic skills between April and October 2019.

Online registration until 26 August 2018 at “junction box styling 2019”

Stromnetz Berlin's "junction box styling" school project is run in collaboration with meredo e.V. and Helliwood media & education im fjs e.V. As in previous years, the most creative junction box will be selected at the end of the styling season and a "public's favourite" will also be selected through a public online vote.

A visual impression of the award ceremony from last season is available.