INSIDE 2017 will be held at the Arena Berlin
INSIDE 2017 will be taking place in a venue that typifies the post-industrial identity synonymous with the city known as much for its reinvention of the old as it is with the creation of contemporary architecture.
The Arena is located on the River Spree at the edge of the recently energised Treptow area. Built in 1927, the historic venue was designed by architect Franz Ahrens as a bus hall for Berlin's public transport system. At the time, it was Europe's largest free-standing hall. After being redeveloped in 2000 the Arena now houses a number of Berlin’s numerous cultural events as well playing host to some the city’s renowned nightlife!
‘Berlin is a city with an extraordinary history, and one which has been a breeding ground for design and architectural ideas, historical and contemporary.'
Paul Finch, INSIDE and WAF Programme Director
During the Festival the Arena will be the backdrop for three days off industry shaping live crits, seminars, keynote talks, charrettes and exhibits. Key figures in the Berlin architecture community will be heading up the festival’s line-up of speakers and judges. Outside of the core programme INSIDE's expanded fringe will open up Berlin’s diverse design and cultural scene with visits to the destinations you won’t find in your standard guide book.