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
Leibal, Leo Lei New York
The re:future Lab is an institute for ultra-contemporary art and future design. It is an experimental multidisciplinary practice whose mission is to encourage and contaminate the social dream of a healed planet and to design sustainable futures through the prism of art.
We cater to a wide audience willing to dive into topical issues (queer ecology, organic farming, green-tech, renewable energy, circular economy, contextual design, new materials, new habitats, microbial home).
We are passionate about inter-connectedness, diversity, fairness, free spirits and crazy dreams.
Apart from our own programme, our space is available for rent.
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 spaceis a 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 events and rent out our space for photo shoots and film productions, talks and screenings, pitches, lectures 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We already love the idea of hearing from you and being your host.
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