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Tempodrom Berlin Architecture

Tempodrom Building Berlin, Germany design by Gerkan, Marg & Partners

5 Sep 2009


Location: Möckernstraße 10-25 (just southeast of Potsdamerplatz)
Date built: 2000-01
Design: Gerkan, Marg & Partners

Tempodrom Berlin Building

Photos © Adrian Welch

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This building is an event venue in Berlin. Founded by Irene Moessinger, it opened in 1980 next to the Berlin Wall on the west side of Potsdamer Platz, housed in a large circus tent. After several changes of location it is now housed in a permanent building in the Kreuzberg neighborhood.

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Moessinger had recently become a nurse when she came into an 800,000 mark inheritance from her father; it was this bequest that she used to start the project in a circus tent. Her initial funds were quickly exhausted and the following year the Berlin Senate agreed to contribute funds to keep the operation going.

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The original building location attracted noise complaints, and in 1985 it moved to a site in the Tiergarten, where it remained until displaced by construction of the new German Chancellery. At this time a new construction of the current building was proposed, and the tents moved to a temporary site during construction.
Source: Wikipedia

Buildings close by include:

Checkpoint Charlie Building by OMA to the north
Checkpoint Charlie Building

Jewish Museum Photos – building design by Daniel Libeskind to the east
Jewish Museum Berlin

Location: Möckernstrasse 10-25, Berlin, Germany, western Europe

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James Simon Galerie Berlin
photo © Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects
James Simon Galerie Berlin
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