Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Contemporary Art Gallery in a WWII Bunker
An air raid bunker in Berlin was constructed in reinforced concrete in 1942 during the second world war, for the German railway company. In 2003 Christain Boros bought the bunker and commissioned Realarchitektur to design a place for him and his family to live in and house his collection of contemporary art.
The building was separated from its urban context by post war additions such as walls, loading bays, an elevator tower and outhouses. So austere and cold, but incredible.
Since 2008 it has been opened for the public to view (by appointment only) his collection of artworks, including the likes of Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas. Much more information about the conversion and extension here.
All pics & info courtesy of www.cyanatrendland.com
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