The Julia Stoschek Collection is an international private art collection with a focus on time based media art. To offer her collection a permanent home in Berlin, Meyer-Grohbrügge redesigned the former Czech cultural institute, a fully glazed building with a complex and compartmentalized floor plan.
The project uses just one element to fulfil the requirements of obscuration, implementing a clear circulation and creating a new identity with the exterior. A curtain wraps from the outside to the inside, marking the threshold between bright and dark. In doing so, the non-darkened spaces can house public program and serve as recreational spaces for visitors.
pictures by Jan Bitter and Thomas Meyer_Ostkreuz