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.