In contrast to the historical palace facades of the future Humboldt-Forum, the architectural design of the Humboldt-Box presents the planned project’s contents in a futuristic shell, making it an innovative showcase for the soon-to-be-constructed Berlin Palace.
Directly opposite Lustgarten and the Berlin cathedral, the unusual structure that now stands on Schlossplatz strikes a compelling note in the heart of the city. Dubbed in the press as ‘the temporary symbol of Berlin’, the Humboldt-Box has ranked as one of the city’s key attractions since its opening in June 2011. The structure was designed by Berlin-based architects Krüger Schuberth Vandreike. Spread across five floors are various exhibition and venue spaces, a video screening area, a gift shop, and a restaurant that boasts large terraces overlooking the city. The first floor contains a display presented by the Förderverein Berliner Schloss and the Stiftung Berliner Schloss – Humboldtforum which outlines the history of the site and the plans for development.
The second and third floors feature displays by the SMB’s Ethnologisches Museum, the Museum für Asiatische Kunst and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, each outlining their plans for the future site. The company Humboldt-Box Projekte GmbH is proprietor and operator of the Humboldt-Box.
Humboldt-Forum Staff Unit
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Head of Staff Unit: Betina Probst, Assistent: Daniela Mayrock
Humboldt Lab Dahlem
Managing Director: Agnes Wegner, Assistent: Carolin Nüser
Technical Assistent: Nadine Ney
Communication for project-relatted content: Achim Klapp
Genthiner Straße 8
Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Head of communication: Friederike Tappe-Hornbostel
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