Das Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Congress Hall Building, Tiergarten Project, Photo, HKW Design
Das Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
HKW: Congress Hall Building Berlin, Germany – Photos © Adrian Welch
5 Sep 2009
Das Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Congress Hall Berlin
Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Tiergarten
Date built: 1956-57
Design: Hugh Stubbins, Düttmann and Mocken, architects
Nicknamed ’Pregnant Oyster’, formerly titled Benjamin-Franklin-Halle
Built by USA for International Building Exhibition in 1957
Since May 2016 HKW is undergoing renovations. From September on, HKW will be out and about at alternative venues in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, New York, and other cities. The building will reopen in January 2017.
The Auster restaurant will remain open throughout.
Acoustic optimization and flexible usage: The stage of the auditorium will be extendable to three sizes and new, variable seating will offer new potentials for the use of the space. The modernization of the acoustic system is tailored to our diversified program, which encompasses discussions, readings, delicate notes and bass-heavy music. Another focus of the construction work is on extensive modernization of the studio gallery to adapt it to the demands of contemporary exhibition making.
Hansaviertel Buildings – International Building Exhibition 1957
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Jewish Museum Berlin
picture © Guenter Schneider
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