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The Space

re:future Lab is located in the Spreehalle, an ensemble of buildings literally on the Spree river—South East of Berlin. In this area renowned artists, as well as creative and cultural workers redefine the sense of being, becoming and belonging together. Exhibitions, galleries and concerts attract a wide diverse audience and fill the historic industrial area with new life.


Spreehalle is part of a building complex that was built in 1910 as AEG's transformer factory by star architects such as Peter Behrens. It was renovated and modernized by award-winning London-based architectural bureau FeildenCleggBradleyStudios in collaboration with musician photographer Bryan Adams. For its successful combination of history and modernity, Spreehalle received in 2018 the Otto Borst Prize for Urban Renewal and was nominated for the BDA Architecture Audience Award. Since then, the project has been featured in numerous international publications, including Wallpaper* magazine.

In 2020, Madeleine Schwinge acquired a 160 square meter concrete shell, commissioning Danish architect Sigurd Larsen for the interior design. The design concept was jointly planned with Sigurd Larsen and Madeleine Schwinge to merge her art studio and the newly founded re:future Lab under one roof. It now forms a perfect unit for studio, research, office, exhibitions, workshops and all sorts of unconventional events, convincingly reflecting the forward-thinking approach of the both operational areas.

The space has been featured here:

Reform, Reform Furniture Germany GmbH 

Thomas Wiuf, German-Danish Art Director and Photographer

MD Magazine

Leibal, Leo Lei New York

Our space is available for rent

We are passionate about inter-connectedness, diversity, fairness, free spirits and crazy dreams. 


Our physical space is a 160 m2 concrete building jointly designed by Danish architect Sigurd Larsen. It is located in Spreehalle-Oberschöneweide, Berlin's south east, on the ground of the former industrial AEG Transformatorenwerke.


The central gem of the space is the studio with 6 m high ceiling (2nd floor) which adds a somehow heroic dimension. It is a full floor with open kitchen and an outdoor terrace with a first-hand view of the Spree.


An open-air courtyard is also available for artists and the creative community we are part of, so this comes as an additional space—depending on the weather.


We host

  • pop-up showrooms

  • events

  • photo shoots

  • film productions

  • lectures

  • workshops

  • and other unconventional activities

as long as they reflect our philosophy or are inspired by the community we interact with and the stories we tell. 


Suitable for 5 - 35 persons.

Availability depends on our exhibition schedule.

Information on conditions, capacity, amenities and services can be provided upon request. 

We are happy to make you a tailor-made offer. Just drop us an email at


We already love the idea of hearing from you and being your host.

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