Since 2017, we have been commissioned with the project planning for the modernisation and restoration of the House of World Cultures in Berlin, affectionately known by Berliners as the “pregnant oyster”.
The modernisation of the event area (incl. restaurant area, cloakrooms, and renewal of the event and building technology) has already been completed (as of 07/2020).
The modernisation and renovation of the ceiling and false ceiling of the auditorium is currently underway, and the renewal of the building and stage technology is also being carried out. The redesign of the administration and conference areas, the conversion of the office wing into artists’ dressing rooms and parts of the exhibition area are also planned and ready for implementation.
In the restaurant area, the floor and ceiling were renewed, the counter was redesigned and renewed, and the kitchens and side rooms were modernised and prepared for the new operator. The building fabric, which was partly preserved in its original state, was analysed and the procurement of materials and products true to the original was aimed for as stringently as possible.
Refurbishment, modernisation, work phases 1 to 8, 2017 to 2021
GFA 14,230 m2
Client: Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH (KBB)
Editorial status: 07/2020