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Galerie Bastian Berlin Dahlem Building

15 November 2021

Design: John Pawson Architect

Location: Galerie Bastian, Taylorstraße 1, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Galerie Bastian Berlin Dahlem building design
images © John Pawson Ltd, Courtesy BASTIAN

Bastian Gallery, Dahlem

Animated by the daily narrative of natural light and a sense of intimate connection with the surrounding park, the design of the Bastian Gallery in the Dahlem district of Berlin has been shaped by the idea of re-examining prevailing contemporary notions of what constitutes appropriate space for the viewing of art.

Aeneas Bastian:
Aeneas Bastian, Berlin, Germany
photo : Christoph Petras

The gallery is conceived as a rectilinear volume, clad in sandstone and set amongst mature trees. A rhythmic series of full height openings, edged in galvanised steel, punctuates the facades, the elongated proportions of the composition subtly enriched by the vertical graining of the oak used for doors and for ventilation elements.

Galerie Bastian Berlin Dahlem building construction
photograph : Céline Bastian Courtesy BASTIAN

The building’s 12.5 x 20m footprint creates a 500 sqm programme, divided equally between ground floor and basement levels, with stone floors and ceiling heights of 5.6m in the public ground floor galleries and timber floors and 2.8m-high ceilings in the downstairs staff areas.

Galerie Bastian Berlin Dahlem building exterior
photo : Céline Bastian Courtesy BASTIAN

In the galleries, the atmosphere and the detail of the viewing conditions are set by the rigorously pared back character of the spaces, the side-long fall of natural light and the delicacy of the thresholds drawn between the interior and exterior worlds of art and nature.

John Pawson architect:
John Pawson architect, London, UK
photo : Gilbert McCarragher

John Pawson

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Design: John Pawson, London, UK

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Galerie Bastian Berlin Dahlem Design
images © John Pawson Ltd, Courtesy BASTIAN

Bastian Gallery Berlin Dahlem Building

Bastian Gallery to open a new location in Berlin Dahlem.

Opening to the public: Saturday 13th November 2021

The inaugural exhibition ANSELM KIEFER – LE DORMEUR DU VAL sends a strong message about the profile that Aeneas Bastian intends to adopt at his newly built gallery.

John Pawson Berlin art gallery interior design
photo : Céline Bastian Courtesy BASTIAN

The Bastian family have created a new home for their gallery on Taylorstrasse in Dahlem close to the Grunewald Forest in the Southwest of Berlin. Designed by renowned international architect John Pawson, the new gallery building acknowledges its proximity to the nearby forest and park by adopting the typology of a pavilion.

BASTIAN Berlin gallery design by British architect John Pawson

John Pawson has established his reputation as one of the leading international architects of our time, fuelled by an uncompromising commitment to clarity whilst pursuing perfection in simplicity, brought together in a typically reductionist style.

John Pawson German art gallery interior design
photo : SH

With the inauguration of a new Berlin home, BASTIAN is delighted to restart its gallery programme once again in Germany. Opening to the public on Saturday 13th November 2021, the inaugural presentation will be a major exhibition of new and recent paintings by Anselm Kiefer entitled Le Dormeur du val (Sleeper in the Valley).

Galerie Bastian Berlin Dahlem design by British architect John Pawson

For this exhibition, Kiefer draws his references from 19th-century and modernist poetry, in particular Arthur Rimbaud’s “Sleeper in the Valley”. The artist’s exploration of myth, world history and literature is rooted in a long-standing interest in poets such as Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann. Excitingly, this will be the first opportunity to see paintings that Kiefer created in his Parisian studio during the pandemic. Works by Anselm Kiefer are on view in the world’s leading museums and private collections.

BASTIAN Berlin gallery design by British architect John Pawson

In 2019, Céline, Heiner and Aeneas Bastian gifted their “Galeriehaus Am Kupfergraben” in the heart of Berlin to the State Museums and Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Later that year, Aeneas Bastian strengthened BASTIAN’s international presence with the opening of a new London gallery. As this new site opens in Berlin, Aeneas Bastian sees it as “a mark of confidence in a time weighed down by the impact of the pandemic and a pledge of faith in Berlin as a significant art location.”

Galerie Bastian Berlin Dahlem by John Pawson architect

Galerie Bastian Berlin Dahlem, Germany – Building Information

Opening to the public: Saturday 13th November 2021
Location: GALERIE BASTIAN, Taylorstraße 1, 14195 Berlin
Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
Facebook: GalerieBastian

John Pawson Architects, London, England

BASTIAN Gallery, Berlin Dahlem

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