Art + Architecture | Weekend Berlin 2014

It's about stories and thoughts (Sir David Chipperfield)


The first-ever Art + Architecture | Weekend Berlin, which featured an art salon and corresponding gathering at the studio of artist Christian Hoischen and an art lunch at the offices of David Chipperfield Architects, was held on May 2-3, 2014. An overwhelming number of cultured guests (some 300 in total) took part in the scheduled activities.

That Friday evening, the jazz stylings of Desney Baily and the Helmut Bruger Trio got things moving at Artprojekt's offices at Giesebrechtstraße 20, which the group had cleared out and reconfigured for the event. Guests from Germany and around the world ate, drank, and chatted away into early hours of the morning while rubbing elbows with artists, architects, collectors, and other interesting characters from Berlin's cultural scene.


The visit to the studio of local artist Christian Hoischen, whose pursuits currently include overseeing the artistic direction of Palais Varnhagen, also drew considerable interest from a large number of attendees. The following Saturday then offered the perfect weather for lunch with David Chipperfield at the bistro and garden of his offices in Berlin. In a speech, the leading architect underscored how important private construction projects with sophisticated architecture are to inner cities while illustrating the notable features of Palais Varnhagen.

Christian Hoischen