Since June 2010, the Direktorenhaus
is the new, central venue for Berlin’s design and art scene.
Not limited by just aesthetic value, here traditional art and craft methods are coupled with analogue technology and digital media in exhibitions. Artists, designers and researchers come to the Direktorenhaus to collaborate across disciplines,merging ideas and principles of many fields.
From fine art to various applied arts practices such as illustration, glass, ceramics to the product design and
new artistic strategies - all in pursuit
of creative insights that improve our world.
The Direktorenhaus's scientific and cultural missions are supported by philanthropic individuals and foundations, forward-thinking partner companies, and government agencies.
The Direktorenhaus was founded from gallery owners Pascal Johanssen and Katja Kleiss. The name Direktorenhaus, Director's House, dates back to when the building was part of the State Mint in Berlin-Mitte, that has been vacant for years. Built in 1935, the wing’s well secured vault was used during World War II.
Not just to store minted coins, but also to protect Berlin's State Museums art works from the threat of bomb damage. The Direktorenhaus, is centrally located at 2 Am Krögel just between Alexanderplatz and the Nikolaiviertel, it's directly next to the river Spree and enjoys a view of the old harbor.