01.08.2019

Think outside the box!

Anyone can do grey – but junction box styling brings a dash of colour to the city. The 11th season of this popular school project, in which children and young people decorate Stromnetz Berlin's junction boxes and transformer stations with colourful designs, has been running since April. Around 500 boxes are restyled in different neighbourhoods every year – producing spectacular results. The first new artworks of this season are on show in the districts of Lichtenberg, Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Pankow, Reinickendorf, Spandau, Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Treptow-Köpenick, Wilmersdorf and Wedding.

Participating schools and development associations still have until October to decorate more cable distribution boxes in their districts. Thanks to junction box styling, just under 3,000 of the 16,000 boxes in the Berlin metropolitan area have been given colourful new designs over the past few years.

Press opportunity:

Come and see children and young people in action as they restyle junction boxes!

  • CW 32 in Mitte district, SOS Children's Village (SOS Vocational Training Centre Berlin-Wedding)
  • Other dates available by arrangement

If you are interested, please contact us using the details provided below.

For 2020: applications for school classes now open

The project is aimed at pupils in year 5 and above. Each class designs junction boxes in their neighbourhood as part of 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 classes will then be able to apply their artistic skills between April and October 2020.

Online registration until 31 August 2019 under "Junction box styling 2020"

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.

You can take a look at some images of the award ceremony at "Junction box styling 2017".