From beer brewing and
ballet rehearsals.

Built around 1900, the four-storey building between Wolliner and Kremmener Strasse has always been a place of creative industries and crafts. Over the decades, the location has been home to a brewery and watch makers. Hundreds of women sewed clothing here in Berlin’s fashion centre. The Arkonahöfe served as home to the DELTA cinema until the building of the Berlin Wall. During the years of the German Democratic Republic, the state- owned film studio, DEFA, used the space for foreign film screenings and television ballet rehearsals. It later became a business and socio-cultural centre. A SPACE is located in an area steeped in history. It’s just a stone’s throw away from part of the Berlin Wall that ran along Bernauer Strasse from 1961 to 1989. The Berlin Wall Memorial, the principal memorial site of the division of Germany, commemorates this period in history.

Arkonahöfe DELTA – Filmtheater / 1938