Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The performance space: Ufer studios (Mitte)

I've been inside the Ufer studios first time this year to take pictures to my good friends of StratoFyzika (a collective creating movement-based interactive audiovisual performances).
The studios are located on the banks of the river Panke, a river that encircled the area 300 years ago. The foundation of the Great Berlin Horse Railway in 1873 marked the beginning of the development as a transport depot . When the electric tram service replaced the horse-drawn tram 1896-1902, also the bank backlot from the horse - tram depot to be rebuilt.
After the Second World War, the Berlin Transport Services (BVG ) use the workshops on both sides of the embankment for the repair of their buses and sell it in 2008
After two years of artistic temporary use, the place has been renoved and now is a very interesting performance and dance place.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Inside the Kraftwerk Klingenberg (Rummelsburg)

You've probably seen it far away if you were watching the Spree on Treptower side or very close if you go dancing to the Sisyphos, but you can not ignore the white smoking chimneys of Kraftwerk Klingenberg.
The Klingenberg is a thermal power plant puts into use in 1926. While the listed shell of the power plant building is largely preserved faithfully the technical components have been completely replaced since the 1970s. Today, the plant is owned by the Swedish energy company Vattenfall and is still working to produce energy for the city.
The technical concept of the power plant was created by the pioneer of modern power plants Georg Klingenberg, after which the plant is named. The architects where the brother Walter Klingenberg and Werner Issel , which produced an impressive industrial complex in expressionist architecture. At the opening of the coal-fired power plant it was the largest and most modern in Europe.
Originally it was in the immediate vicinity of the power plant from 1927 a large outdoor swimming pool, the Städtische Flußbad Lichtenberg (Urban River bath Lichtenberg), in which the bath water was heated by the warm cooling water of the power plant. 

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