• ewerk / Buchhändlerhof Substation: This hall in ewerk can be rented as event venue

    This hall in ewerk can be rented as event venue Copyright:Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt und BZI, Foto: Andreas Muhs

  • ewerk / Buchhändlerhof Substation: ewerk became a well-known nightclub in the 1990s

    ewerk became a well-known nightclub in the 1990s Copyright:Chromapark

ewerk / Buchhändlerhof Substation

The complex today known as E-Werk has already experienced a series of phases of use and conversion. At the end of the 19th century one of Berlin’s first power stations was built here. About ten years later an accumulator block was added for intermediate storage. A new substation completed the complex – before finally a complete rebuild began in 1924. The famous architect Hans Heinrich Müller planned the conversion of the site, which now served just as a substation.

The substation was decommissioned in the mid-1980s, and only rediscovered after reunification. The venue became a nightclub renowned far beyond Berlin. After years of renovation the site reopened in 2006 and today serves as an event location, housing and workspace. A small rectifier station still supplies electricity to the U-Bahn.

Portrait in the folder “Berlin’s Industrial Heritage”

Website of ewerk Two event spaces and a roof lounge with terrace are available to rent.

Buchhändlerhof Substation in the Berlin Monument Database (German)

E-Werk Berlin on Wikipedia

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