The UferHallen in Berlin-Mitte, Gesundbrunnen is a privately funded cultural centre. Its architecture provides an ideal basis for innovative styles of life and work: The size, height, lighting as well as the equipment of the spaces correspond with the different needs of each artist.
In 2007 Uferhallen AG bought the former main garage of Berlin’s municipal transport services (BVG) which nowadays serves as a common platform for painters, musicians, dance projects as well as dance productions, exhibitions, artists in resident housing, sound studios and rehearsal rooms. This creative coexistence of various fields of art creates synergies and promotes comprehensive dialogues.
Supported by the “Foundation Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin”, the “Ufer Studios für zeitgenössischen Tanz (contemporary dance)” are being developed on site as an international forum for discourse and dance projects carried by “TanzRaumBerlin GmbH”. Under one roof there will be rehearsal rooms for free choreographers, an information centre on dance as well as the programs of study within the new comprehensive university center – “Pilot Project Tanzplan Berlin”. This was founded in 2006 by “Universität der Künste”, “Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch”, “TanzRaumBerlin GmbH”, the State of Berlin as well as “Tanzplan Deutschland” in a joint effort.
With regard to its project planning UferHallen is focussing on a sustainable develop-ment perspective. Therefore, a cautious refurbishment of the complex is the pre-eminent objective. This includes the implementation of an energy concept satisfying the latest ecological standards.