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St. Agnes Church

Description

Former Catholic Church

Designed by Architect Werner Düttmann and built in 1964-67. A clear example of brutalism, the building is massive, heavy and closed to the outside. Natural light enters throw thin vertical lines of windows that are almost camouflaged in the rough greyish-concrete wall finishes.

Johann König Gallery

Catalogued as one of the top 100 galleries in the world, Johann König has two locations in Berlin and one of them is in this brutalist style church, which usually hosts big scale art works with a focus on interdisciplinary, concept-oriented and space-based approaches in a variety of media.

Art Center

The 800m2 space of the main building is part of the gallery's exhibition spaces and the adjacent buildings, still under refurbishment, will house a community center for gastronomy and other creative offices. 


Particularities

  • A great example of brutalist architecture in Germany, which is massive and at the same time sober, austere and discrete.
  • The viewers perception of "brutal" design changes when entering as the space opens and becomes lighter due to its height and subtle light entrances. 

Facts

  • Architect: Werner Düttmann in 1964-67
  • Alexandrinenstraße 118, 10969 Berlin, Germany

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St. Agnes Church