The Berlin art crowd is always one step ahead of the pack. The result is the emergence of new artistic vocabularies. A new format in vogue, is Brunnenstraße 9, a studio and gallery building in Berlin’s trendy Mitte district.
Brunnenstraße 9 is a sensitive, understated approach to East-German-style minimal architecture—a playful and experimental concept designed like a metaphor for Berlin’s “unfinished” feel. The building by Berlin-based architect, Arno Brandlhuber is a functional and aesthetically adaptable space with moveable parts; untreated concrete floors, flexible walls and flexible staircases that can be reconfigured according to tenants needs. At night, the glass and polycarbonate façade becomes translucent. Is a translucent façade meant to influence the blurring of public and private?
It is no surprise that Brunnenstraße 9 is a magnet for style-seeking creatives who want a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’. Is this simplicity with the charm of the raw and unfinished—not an easy combination—on its way to becoming a thing of Berlin’s architectural scene?