Urban Nation Museum in Berlin

Urban Nation Museum in Berlin, German Contemporary Art Building, Design Images

Urban Nation Museum in Berlin

Modern Art Gallery in the German Capital City – design by GRAFT, Architects

4 Dec 2017

German Art Museum in Berlin

Design: GRAFT

Location: Bülowstrasse 7, 10783 Berlin, Germany

Urban nation museum for urban Contemporary art

Urban Nation Museum in Berlin
photo © Benjamin Pritzkuleit

The URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART, in short Urban Nation Museum, is the first German museum for urban art, built in the Berlin quarter of Schöneberg.

Urban Nation Museum in Berlin
photo © Tobias Hein

GRAFT developed the architectural concept for the conversion of a former residential building, located on the crossroads of Bülowstrasse and Zietenstrasse.

Urban Nation Museum in Berlin
photo © Tobias Hein

By a modular changeable façade, the building itself became a piece of art. It gives artists from all over the world the opportunity to use the façade as a canvas, which will be changed periodically. The elements of the building façade can then be added to the collection of the museum as artworks.

Urban Nation Museum in Berlin
photo © Tobias Hein

The interior reveals a radical and unexpected space: enfilades of rooms create height and width by spreading over two and even three floors. In this museum, the anamorphic techniques of urban art enter the architectural concept and allow for the art to form a symbiosis with the architecture.

Urban Nation Museum in Berlin
photo © Tobias Hein

The street extends into the interior of the museum. A high line connects the exhibition spaces and facilitates the simultaneous experience of the artworks – from far away and very close.

Urban Nation Museum in Berlin

Urban Nation Museum in Berlin

The Urban Nation Museum also hosts a library as well as twelve apartments for Urban Nation Artists within the Residence Program.

Urban Nation Museum in Berlin
photo © Tobias Hein

URBAN NATION is an initiative by the foundation “Berliner Leben” that was founded by the Berlin housing association Gewobag in 2013. Under the direction of Yasha Young, the museum forms a platform of international appeal for urban art. Hence, the art form ‘urban art’ finds a representative platform and at the same time is accessible for visitors and residents of the quarter.

Urban Nation Museum in Berlin

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