Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof is a Neoclassic Train Station Transformed Into a Modern Art Museum

by , 09/02/12

Hamburger Bahnhof, berlin, recycled train station, Neon light, Dan Flevin, Josef Paul Kleihues, Marjetica Potrc, Anthony McCall, Architecture, Art, Green renovation

The original building dates back to the mid 19th century and features grand windows and skylights set amidst curvy steel beams. Walking along the corridors, visitors can experience how the station was back in the old days. On the inside and the outside, Dan Flavin‘s neon lights brighten up the neo-classical building. Two new wings are set along the building’s sides. They showcase multidisciplinary works like the Architektonika 2 exhibition.

One particularly dazzling exhibition is NYC-based artist Anthony McCall‘s “Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”, which allows visitors to step into beams of light and change their appearance. The exhibition is on until the 12th od August, so don’t miss out of you are around Berlin!

+ Hamburger Bahnhof

Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat

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