Right here, in the heart of Berlin on the Museum Island, with view on the cathedral and the Lustgarten, the world of the Humboldt-Box
awaits you with a vision of the future along with a highly interesting function. Until the completion of the future project Humboldt-Forum, the Humboldt-Box as a complete piece of art takes on the responsibility to trigger a certain curiosity in and extensively inform Berlins general public and visitors from all parts of the world about the contents of the planned Humboldt-Forum and the design of the palace site as well as the building project as such.
With an area of 3,000 square meters and a height of 28 meters with five extraordinary floors, this architectural solitaire embodies an impressive focal point, an information forum, an exhibition area, an observation platform as well as a first-class event location all in one and all in the spirit of the World Explorers Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt: It is a place of discovery.
It is the objective of the Humboldt-Box to represent the Humboldt-Forum innovatively and temporarily.
Inside the exhibition centre, the future project partners of the Humboldt-Forum jointly present themselves in a kaleidoscope of impressive examples out of science, art, culture and the new global society. Renowned institutions organize a dynamic and fascinating show. Medial exhibition techniques lead visitors on a journey through a variety of complex issues regarding our world. It begins in the early times, and leads through the presence into the future. Much is to grasp, to re-examine and to discover with amazement.
Humboldt-Forum and Humboldt-Box. Two landmarks for a changing Berlin
The Humboldt-Box and its worlds of experiences Exhibition Berlin invite to come and see, use and explore. Its purpose is only a temporary one though. Upon completion of the Humboldt-Forum (presumably in 2019), the Humboldt-Box fulfilled its task and will be dismantled. The luminosity and the impact of the entire concept will, however, remain as a guide for innovative architecture in the city, as a public source for information and for the metropolitan development.
A location for communication and a magnet for spectators
The Humboldt-Box adds to the importance of the Museum Island in Berlin and enriches Berlin with another attraction. Designed by a trio of architects - Krueger, Schuberth and Vandreike - the Humboldt-Box radiates a futuristic ease amidst the historic buildings in Berlins centre. Its architecture is to reflect the idea of temporality. With a stipulated period of eight years, presumably until 2019, it holds a temporary, exciting spot advertising in an innovative way the future Humboldt-Forum Berlin as well as being an actual trademark for Berlin.
Behind an innovatively combined façade of glass and media space with views over the Lustgarten, a variety of cultural and informative topics are presented to the visitors inside. Five floors accommodate a variety of adventure areas including space for exhibitions and events, a museum shop as well as the restaurant Humboldt Terrassen with two large outside terraces 21 meters up above. In the heart of Berlin, 360 all around views from all levels in the building over the city will just take your breath away! The building statics as well as its structure are extraordinary. The skin outside with its movable fabric, which is secured through steel beams and cross-bars, lends the proverbial exciting character to the building. The angles and slants are striking. The pretense and attractiveness of something provisional were realized in architectural ease through applying consistency and enormous effort.
The Company Megaposter GmbH commissioned the Architect Office KSV Krueger Schuberth Vandreike with the project Humboldt-Box. Since years KSV produces cutting edge work with respect to architecture, design and communication. The competence of Megaposter complements KSVs experience in the area of architecture. KSV produced a draft of the Humboldt-Box, which convinced the jurors. It is the attractiveness of a built sculpture, which unites elements of the provisional and the short-lived in its appearance, as we know it from pole buildings and party tents.
The planning of the project
The Land Berlin commissioned the Company Megaposter GmbH with the planning, erecting, refinancing and managing of the project HUMBOLDT-BOX in compliance with a license-holder contract.