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At a fête for invited guests, Prof. Hans Georg Näder kicks off the Bötzow Berlin project

AWOKEN!

At a fête for invited guests, Prof. Hans Georg Näder kicks off the Bötzow Berlin project

Eye-catching: things are afoot in the former Bötzow Brewery

Almost 200 guests accepted owner Prof. Hans Georg Näder’s December 21, 2011 invitation to the grounds of the former, colorfully lit Bötzow Brewery at the foot of Prenzlauer Berg. Women in overalls wearing Bötzow Berlin safety helmets led the visitors into the Atelierhaus, from which the guests could explore the grounds. Highlights included a guided tour through the illuminated cellars with candles, projections of historical images and abstract scenes. Guests could also ascend into the lounge via a lifting platform, to look down on the activities below.

Eye-catching: things are afoot in the former Bötzow Brewery

Almost 200 guests accepted owner Prof. Hans Georg Näder’s December 21, 2011 invitation to the grounds of the former, colorfully lit Bötzow Brewery at the foot of Prenzlauer Berg. Women in overalls wearing Bötzow Berlin safety helmets led the visitors into the Atelierhaus, from which the guests could explore the grounds. Highlights included a guided tour through the illuminated cellars with candles, projections of historical images and abstract scenes. Guests could also ascend into the lounge via a lifting platform, to look down on the activities below.

Visit below ground: light installation in the cellars

Visit below ground: light installation in the cellars

Genius loci: wished by Alfred Gilka-Bötzow, recognised by Prof. Näder

Genius loci: wished by Alfred Gilka-Bötzow, recognised by Prof. Näder

Currently Berlin’s most exciting project

Alfred Gilka Bötzow held the first speech as representative of the historied family. “I am grateful that the Bötzow Brewery has found an owner in you, dear Mr. Prof. Näder, who understands the genius loci..., and who will largely retain the ensemble and develop it with sensitivity,” he said at the beginning of his speech. In addition, he recalled the Bötzow family’s contributions to the common good and gave a brief insight into the history of the brewery. “I am particularly pleased that you have been inspired by the magic of this place, Mr. Professor,” Gilka Bötzow added. With the support of Prof. Näder he then presented the “Bötzows” documentation, produced together with historian and archaeologist Dr. Martin Albrecht.

At 7 pm, the host took the floor. “It is time to wake the former Bötzow Brewery from its slumber. Bötzow Berlin is the most exciting project underway in Berlin at the moment. It doesn’t take much imagination to envisage Neo Rauch painting here,” said Prof. Hans Georg Näder. However, the process leading to final use is open until the last minute. “We have started a workshop here and you are cordially invited to join in.”

Currently Berlin’s most exciting project

Alfred Gilka Bötzow held the first speech as representative of the historied family. “I am grateful that the Bötzow Brewery has found an owner in you, dear Mr. Prof. Näder, who understands the genius loci..., and who will largely retain the ensemble and develop it with sensitivity,” he said at the beginning of his speech. In addition, he recalled the Bötzow family’s contributions to the common good and gave a brief insight into the history of the brewery. “I am particularly pleased that you have been inspired by the magic of this place, Mr. Professor,” Gilka Bötzow added. With the support of Prof. Näder he then presented the “Bötzows” documentation, produced together with historian and archaeologist Dr. Martin Albrecht.

At 7 pm, the host took the floor. “It is time to wake the former Bötzow Brewery from its slumber. Bötzow Berlin is the most exciting project underway in Berlin at the moment. It doesn’t take much imagination to envisage Neo Rauch painting here,” said Prof. Hans Georg Näder. However, the process leading to final use is open until the last minute. “We have started a workshop here and you are cordially invited to join in.”

An honor for Prof. Näder: the artist pair Eva & Adele

An honor for Prof. Näder: the artist pair Eva & Adele

A taste of the wide variety of concepts

Then the celebrations started. All those attending were able to get a first glimpse of what Berlin can look forward to until the planned completion of the project in 2020: delicious cuisine, exciting workspaces and lots of space for ideas. The bandwidth of guests also showed just how much space there is. The guest list included artists Eva & Adele, sculptor Otto Bock, the director of the Berliner Philharmonic Martin Hoffmann and his wife Lena Maculan, art collectors Paul Maenz and Ivo Wessel, gallery owners Mehdi Chouakri and Rudolf and Anette Kicken, publisher and author Dr. Florian Langenscheidt with his partner Miriam Friedrich, media manager Dr. Peter Kofler, Peter Zühlsdorff, member of the supervisory board of Berlin Partner, a handful of neighbors like Chris Glass, manager of the Soho House, and the owner of the Backfabrik Hargen M. Bartels. Other guests also included district mayor Matthias Köhne (SPD), the Singaporean ambassador Jacky Foo, neighbor of the Medical Technology Science Center and a number of Ottobock managers from around the world.

The event was meant as workshop celebration. As it was, it was so full of rhythm, enjoyment and style that it was unmistakably clear that Prof. Näder means things seriously with his slogan: Awoken!

A taste of the wide variety of concepts

Then the celebrations started. All those attending were able to get a first glimpse of what Berlin can look forward to until the planned completion of the project in 2020: delicious cuisine, exciting workspaces and lots of space for ideas. The bandwidth of guests also showed just how much space there is. The guest list included artists Eva & Adele, sculptor Otto Bock, the director of the Berliner Philharmonic Martin Hoffmann and his wife Lena Maculan, art collectors Paul Maenz and Ivo Wessel, gallery owners Mehdi Chouakri and Rudolf and Anette Kicken, publisher and author Dr. Florian Langenscheidt with his partner Miriam Friedrich, media manager Dr. Peter Kofler, Peter Zühlsdorff, member of the supervisory board of Berlin Partner, a handful of neighbors like Chris Glass, manager of the Soho House, and the owner of the Backfabrik Hargen M. Bartels. Other guests also included district mayor Matthias Köhne (SPD), the Singaporean ambassador Jacky Foo, neighbor of the Medical Technology Science Center and a number of Ottobock managers from around the world.

The event was meant as workshop celebration. As it was, it was so full of rhythm, enjoyment and style that it was unmistakably clear that Prof. Näder means things seriously with his slogan: Awoken!

Neighborly visit at the Science Center: Singaporean Ambassador Jacky Foo and Prof. Näder

Neighborly visit at the Science Center: Singaporean Ambassador Jacky Foo and Prof. Näder

Dr. Florian Langenscheidt and partner Miriam Friedrich with Ottobock consultant Sebastian Peichl

Dr. Florian Langenscheidt and partner Miriam Friedrich with Ottobock consultant Sebastian Peichl

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WE CAME, MADE AND STAYED!

Prof. Hans Georg Näder invited the press to a viewing on-site

WE CAME, MADE AND STAYED!

Prof. Hans Georg Näder invited the press to a viewing on-site

On December 21, 2011 the press had the opportunity to visit the grounds of the former Bötzow Brewery and find out more about the concept put forward by the owner and CEO of Ottobock, Prof. Hans Georg Näder. A visit to the vaulted cellar with architects Eric van Geisten and Georg Marfels from architectural office van geisten.marfels and the following presentation of the concept defined the dimensions of the project. Prof. Näder left no doubt for the 15 representatives of the press that he will manage this project with an investment volume of €100 million.

On December 21, 2011 the press had the opportunity to visit the grounds of the former Bötzow Brewery and find out more about the concept put forward by the owner and CEO of Ottobock, Prof. Hans Georg Näder. A visit to the vaulted cellar with architects Eric van Geisten and Georg Marfels from architectural office van geisten.marfels and the following presentation of the concept defined the dimensions of the project. Prof. Näder left no doubt for the 15 representatives of the press that he will manage this project with an investment volume of €100 million.

A new hotspot for Prenzlauer Berg

”Of course Bötzow Berlin is an investment for us. But only with empathy, madness, love and affection for this fantastic site with its pivotal function between Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg will we be able to make this a new hotspot in Prenzlauer Berg,” said Prof. Näder. He plans to keep the “vintage look” of the grounds and not ruin it with overdevelopment. Instead, he has great respect for the structures and wishes to retain the DNA of the buildings. The architects also stressed this point in their outline of their development plans for the old buildings and the designs for the new buildings. According to Prof. Näder, they should look like spacecraft docking onto the old buildings, but landing with small feet on the park planned underneath in a similar style to that of New York’s Highline Garden. These sorts of plans also bring sighs of relief from the neighbors. "They are of course happy they aren't getting real estate developers as neighbors, but instead someone who wants to move there themselves. Even the guys at the Soho House are happy that the place has now been turned on,” Prof. Näder said to one media representative.

A new hotspot for Prenzlauer Berg

”Of course Bötzow Berlin is an investment for us. But only with empathy, madness, love and affection for this fantastic site with its pivotal function between Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg will we be able to make this a new hotspot in Prenzlauer Berg,” said Prof. Näder. He plans to keep the “vintage look” of the grounds and not ruin it with overdevelopment. Instead, he has great respect for the structures and wishes to retain the DNA of the buildings. The architects also stressed this point in their outline of their development plans for the old buildings and the designs for the new buildings. According to Prof. Näder, they should look like spacecraft docking onto the old buildings, but landing with small feet on the park planned underneath in a similar style to that of New York’s Highline Garden. These sorts of plans also bring sighs of relief from the neighbors. "They are of course happy they aren't getting real estate developers as neighbors, but instead someone who wants to move there themselves. Even the guys at the Soho House are happy that the place has now been turned on,” Prof. Näder said to one media representative.

Avid fan of Berlin

On this occasion, the much travelled Prof. Näder outed himself as an avid fan of the capital: "Berlin is the only city that is not yet finished. It is a modular system for new thinking and new architecture. In addition, Berlin has an open, horizontal society where various social groups live in a beautiful chaos,” Prof. Näder told Die Welt newspaper. During his presentation, he also said: “Creatives in New York, Tokyo and Beijing are all talking about Berlin.” He even announced he would not only bring his entire marketing department and movement worlds to the grounds, but that he would himself move from Potsdamer Platz to Bötzow Berlin.

Avid fan of Berlin

On this occasion, the much travelled Prof. Näder outed himself as an avid fan of the capital: "Berlin is the only city that is not yet finished. It is a modular system for new thinking and new architecture. In addition, Berlin has an open, horizontal society where various social groups live in a beautiful chaos,” Prof. Näder told Die Welt newspaper. During his presentation, he also said: “Creatives in New York, Tokyo and Beijing are all talking about Berlin.” He even announced he would not only bring his entire marketing department and movement worlds to the grounds, but that he would himself move from Potsdamer Platz to Bötzow Berlin.

The model for Bötzow Berlin in the hands of Prof. Näder and architect Eric van Geisten and Georg Marfels

The model for Bötzow Berlin in the hands of Prof. Näder and architect Eric van Geisten and Georg Marfels

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Historische Verführungen.

Ab Januar 2012 werden fachkundige Führungen durch die Ober- und Unterwelt angeboten.

Das Areal der früheren Bötzow Brauerei ist über und unter der Erde ein spannendes Terrain – zumal es prägend für die stadtgeschichtliche Entwicklung des Prenzlauer Bergs und zum Teil darüber hinaus. Ab Januar 2012 können Sie regelmäßig im Rahmen der Führungen von Bötzow Berlin auf den Spuren dieser Geschichte wandeln. Spannende Ereignisse und Relikte aus vergangenen Zeiten werden dabei zum Leben erweckt.

Termine:
Erstmalig am 18. Dezember 2011 um 12 Uhr; danach
8. Januar, 22. Januar, 12. Februar, 26. Februar 2012

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FOCUSING ON THE OLD RUINS.

Mapping the history of Bötzow

Bötzow Berlin is holding a photo competition with a budget of €10,000 on the Bötzow Brewery Berlin. The cooperation partners are Berlin’s Ostkreuzschule (Ostkreuz School of Photography) and Galerie Kicken. Since November 2011, 21 students from Ostkreuzschule have been photographing the inside and outside of the former Bötzow Brewery from their own personal point of view and with full artistic freedom. The competition will end next March, and the photos will be judged by a jury of experts, including Prof. Hans Georg Näder, owner of the Bötzow grounds; Rudolf Kicken, owner of the Galerie Kicken, one of Germany’s leading institutions for art photography; Sebastian Peichl, managing director of the communications agency Wunderblock; and renowned photographer Götz Diergarten, whose seemingly banal pictures of beach chairs, houses and doors stir a desire to find out more about the objects’ history. The winner will receive €1,500 in prize money, the runner-up and third place will win €1,000 and €500 respectively. The remaining funds will go the Ostkreuzschule and its lecturers, be used to settle the students’ costs of supplies and into the publication of the catalogue. The campaign focuses on supporting the school and its work.

FOCUSING ON THE OLD RUINS.

Mapping the history of Bötzow

Bötzow Berlin is holding a photo competition with a budget of €10,000 on the Bötzow Brewery Berlin. The cooperation partners are Berlin’s Ostkreuzschule (Ostkreuz School of Photography) and Galerie Kicken. Since November 2011, 21 students from Ostkreuzschule have been photographing the inside and outside of the former Bötzow Brewery from their own personal point of view and with full artistic freedom. The competition will end next March, and the photos will be judged by a jury of experts, including Prof. Hans Georg Näder, owner of the Bötzow grounds; Rudolf Kicken, owner of the Galerie Kicken, one of Germany’s leading institutions for art photography; Sebastian Peichl, managing director of the communications agency Wunderblock; and renowned photographer Götz Diergarten, whose seemingly banal pictures of beach chairs, houses and doors stir a desire to find out more about the objects’ history. The winner will receive €1,500 in prize money, the runner-up and third place will win €1,000 and €500 respectively. The remaining funds will go the Ostkreuzschule and its lecturers, be used to settle the students’ costs of supplies and into the publication of the catalogue. The campaign focuses on supporting the school and its work.

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ILLUSTRATED CITY HISTORY.

ILLUSTRATED CITY HISTORY.

Olaf Hajek’s illustration reflects the diversity of ideas for the Bötzow Areal.

The leitmotif for the project

The renowned German illustrator, Olaf Hajek, has created an illustration just for Bötzow Berlin. Born in 1965 in the northern German town of Rendsburg, the prize-winning artist has depicted the project in all of its facets with his detailed, colorful, almost fairytale-like and world-famous illustrative style. The starting point for the collage painted with acrylic on chipboard is the preserved historical ensemble of buildings with its distinctive chimney. “I see the chimney as a symbol for the idea factory, from where all manner of ideas and creativity emanate,” says Hajek. He playfully lets real and fantasy images from the past and future of the grounds rise in a colorful cloud: a highline garden, a spa area, restaurants, retail units and the Bötzow Village as a green retreat for residents, to name only a few examples. “Olaf Hajek’s illustration on the one hand shows a bouquet of ideas behind the master plan for the Bötzow grounds. On the other hand, his work is a fully self-contained piece of art. It functions without words,” says Sebastian Peichl, managing director of the Wunderblock agency, which has been commissioned to manage the communications of the project.
 

Olaf Hajek’s illustration reflects the diversity of ideas for the Bötzow Areal.

The leitmotif for the project

The renowned German illustrator, Olaf Hajek, has created an illustration just for Bötzow Berlin. Born in 1965 in the northern German town of Rendsburg, the prize-winning artist has depicted the project in all of its facets with his detailed, colorful, almost fairytale-like and world-famous illustrative style. The starting point for the collage painted with acrylic on chipboard is the preserved historical ensemble of buildings with its distinctive chimney. “I see the chimney as a symbol for the idea factory, from where all manner of ideas and creativity emanate,” says Hajek. He playfully lets real and fantasy images from the past and future of the grounds rise in a colorful cloud: a highline garden, a spa area, restaurants, retail units and the Bötzow Village as a green retreat for residents, to name only a few examples. “Olaf Hajek’s illustration on the one hand shows a bouquet of ideas behind the master plan for the Bötzow grounds. On the other hand, his work is a fully self-contained piece of art. It functions without words,” says Sebastian Peichl, managing director of the Wunderblock agency, which has been commissioned to manage the communications of the project.
 

Illustrator Olaf Hajek

Illustrator Olaf Hajek

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THE SUNDAY ALTERNATIVE

Guided tours through the overground and underground expanses of the former Bötzow Brewery

Sunday, 12 pm is that sort of time when people in Berlin like to go for brunch, read a newspaper or wander through one of the city’s parks. Not so for the 28 participants of the guided tour on February 26, 2012 on the grounds of the former Bötzow Brewery. Equipped with helmets and torches on a cool and sunny day, they followed art historian Sandra Subasic into the depths of the brewery.

THE SUNDAY ALTERNATIVE

Guided tours through the overground and underground expanses of the former Bötzow Brewery

Sunday, 12 pm is that sort of time when people in Berlin like to go for brunch, read a newspaper or wander through one of the city’s parks. Not so for the 28 participants of the guided tour on February 26, 2012 on the grounds of the former Bötzow Brewery. Equipped with helmets and torches on a cool and sunny day, they followed art historian Sandra Subasic into the depths of the brewery.

Ingrid Würkert - one of some thirty participants of the Berlin Underworld guided tour

Ingrid Würkert - one of some thirty participants of the Berlin Underworld guided tour

The world under the manhole cover

After a brief introduction to the history, she led the visitors to an inconspicuous manhole. "We have to go down here?" asked Ingrid Würkert (69), who has come for the guided tour with a whole group from Berlin Rudow. Of course not, but the manhole is a good point to start understanding the structure of the underground cellar vaults. And then it goes really deep. Since the corridors are subtly lit with colored lights, only a few corners are truly pitch dark. “It's terribly exciting,” someone said as they descended into the darkness. A fascinating world opens up below ground. There is for instance an underground stable, where the horses stood in former times that would bring the beer wagons up the ramps of the cellar to the light of day. The stable is actually at the same height as Saarbrücker Straße and was only dug into the first rise of Prenzlauer Berg. There is also a magnificent vaulted cellar with a bar and a disco ball, as well as panels with lettering from the communist era. A few rooms further a whitewashed tree – an artistically refined reminder of the last tree felled at Senefelderplatz. We are in Deep, an insider club and a popular venue for events like Fashion Week. The site is often used as a backdrop for scenes in films like Keinohrhasen, Unknown Identity and Russendisko.

The world under the manhole cover

After a brief introduction to the history, she led the visitors to an inconspicuous manhole. "We have to go down here?" asked Ingrid Würkert (69), who has come for the guided tour with a whole group from Berlin Rudow. Of course not, but the manhole is a good point to start understanding the structure of the underground cellar vaults. And then it goes really deep. Since the corridors are subtly lit with colored lights, only a few corners are truly pitch dark. “It's terribly exciting,” someone said as they descended into the darkness. A fascinating world opens up below ground. There is for instance an underground stable, where the horses stood in former times that would bring the beer wagons up the ramps of the cellar to the light of day. The stable is actually at the same height as Saarbrücker Straße and was only dug into the first rise of Prenzlauer Berg. There is also a magnificent vaulted cellar with a bar and a disco ball, as well as panels with lettering from the communist era. A few rooms further a whitewashed tree – an artistically refined reminder of the last tree felled at Senefelderplatz. We are in Deep, an insider club and a popular venue for events like Fashion Week. The site is often used as a backdrop for scenes in films like Keinohrhasen, Unknown Identity and Russendisko.

Between yesterday and tomorrow

We descended nine meters underground, through cellars partially fitted with pictures and objects, and we visited a fermenting cellar – it seems hardly conceivable how people could work here in former times. Sandra Subasic, however, is armed with lots of historical footage to give us an idea of what life was really like back then. The helmets falling off visitors' heads from time to time reverberated loudly in the empty vaults that are up to eight meters high. Small rivulets run across the floor in places. In the cold of the vaults, it was hard to imagine that shopping units will soon open up here. “Will this be heated in future?” asked a neighbor, Anna Herrmann (53), who wanted to know what is happening here. Like hers, the other questions from the visitors were equally pragmatic: “How did the beer get up there,” they wanted to know. Or: “How many people worked here?”

Between yesterday and tomorrow

We descended nine meters underground, through cellars partially fitted with pictures and objects, and we visited a fermenting cellar – it seems hardly conceivable how people could work here in former times. Sandra Subasic, however, is armed with lots of historical footage to give us an idea of what life was really like back then. The helmets falling off visitors' heads from time to time reverberated loudly in the empty vaults that are up to eight meters high. Small rivulets run across the floor in places. In the cold of the vaults, it was hard to imagine that shopping units will soon open up here. “Will this be heated in future?” asked a neighbor, Anna Herrmann (53), who wanted to know what is happening here. Like hers, the other questions from the visitors were equally pragmatic: “How did the beer get up there,” they wanted to know. Or: “How many people worked here?”

November Start Date

Back in the sunlight it becomes clear that the excursion was quite strenuous for some participants: “Oh, how beautiful,” said Gisela Schaube (68). And her husband, Wolfgang Schaube (79), added: “Back to life.” Sandra Subasic checked to be sure all the participants were still there before continuing with the tour of the buildings aboveground. We started at the former boiler house, where we took a short break for photographs. Then up the stairs up to under the roof, where a spacious loft will soon take shape. “Looks like a lot of work,” Sandra Subasic notes casually. Obliging laughter. But Sandra Subasic assures the visitors that work will start in November. After nearly two hours of work as both pathfinder and effervescent source of information, Sandra Subasic received a deserved round of applause. And there is still time left for an afternoon newspaper and coffee.

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November Start Date

Back in the sunlight it becomes clear that the excursion was quite strenuous for some participants: “Oh, how beautiful,” said Gisela Schaube (68). And her husband, Wolfgang Schaube (79), added: “Back to life.” Sandra Subasic checked to be sure all the participants were still there before continuing with the tour of the buildings aboveground. We started at the former boiler house, where we took a short break for photographs. Then up the stairs up to under the roof, where a spacious loft will soon take shape. “Looks like a lot of work,” Sandra Subasic notes casually. Obliging laughter. But Sandra Subasic assures the visitors that work will start in November. After nearly two hours of work as both pathfinder and effervescent source of information, Sandra Subasic received a deserved round of applause. And there is still time left for an afternoon newspaper and coffee.

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OTTOBOCK GLOBAL FORUM 2012

Employees shaping the future at Bötzow

The Global Forum 2012 of the Ottobock corporate group was held at Bötzow from May 18-20, 2012. Two hundred senior executives from 44 nations and leading representatives from the fields of culture, politics and business came together to discuss globalization, emerging markets and the digital future. Ottobock has ambitious goals and plans growth of approximately €700 million to approximately €1.7 billion by 2020. Furthermore, it plans to double its ranks to some 10,000 employees.

Ottobock plans to establish its own think tank on the Bötzow grounds. In the future, creative minds from around the world will convene here to sound out future topics in the fields of the internet, product design and communication.

 

OTTOBOCK GLOBAL FORUM 2012

Employees shaping the future at Bötzow

The Global Forum 2012 of the Ottobock corporate group was held at Bötzow from May 18-20, 2012. Two hundred senior executives from 44 nations and leading representatives from the fields of culture, politics and business came together to discuss globalization, emerging markets and the digital future. Ottobock has ambitious goals and plans growth of approximately €700 million to approximately €1.7 billion by 2020. Furthermore, it plans to double its ranks to some 10,000 employees.

Ottobock plans to establish its own think tank on the Bötzow grounds. In the future, creative minds from around the world will convene here to sound out future topics in the fields of the internet, product design and communication.

 

Speech by Prof. Hans Georg Näder in the future lofts

Speech by Prof. Hans Georg Näder in the future lofts

two hundred proud managers present their collective artwork

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two hundred proud managers present their collective artwork

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CREATIVE HEADS MEET AT BÖTZOW

Lead Awards jury sessions in the former supermarket

Under the leadership of Markus Peichl, a prominent jury delved into thousands of print media and online contributions from magazines and the internet. From June 21 through August 12, the selected 2012 Visual Leaders will be on now in the Haus der Photographie in Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen.

The Lead Awards are one of Germany’s most important print media and online media prizes.

CREATIVE HEADS MEET AT BÖTZOW

Lead Awards jury sessions in the former supermarket

Under the leadership of Markus Peichl, a prominent jury delved into thousands of print media and online contributions from magazines and the internet. From June 21 through August 12, the selected 2012 Visual Leaders will be on now in the Haus der Photographie in Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen.

The Lead Awards are one of Germany’s most important print media and online media prizes.

Difficult decisions while selecting the best creative minds for this year’s Lead Awards

Difficult decisions while selecting the best creative minds for this year’s Lead Awards

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MAYOR ON BÖTZOW

Presentation of the project for Klaus Wowereit

On July 18, 2012, Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit visited the grounds of the former Bötzow Brewery. In a comprehensive presentation, Prof. Hans Georg Näder outlined his ideas and plans for the development of the grounds.

During the following tour of the site and its underground spaces, the architects of van geisten.marfels explained how the planning has proceeded thus far. The visit ended with a viewing of the Ostkreuzschule photo exhibition.

MAYOR ON BÖTZOW

Presentation of the project for Klaus Wowereit

On July 18, 2012, Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit visited the grounds of the former Bötzow Brewery. In a comprehensive presentation, Prof. Hans Georg Näder outlined his ideas and plans for the development of the grounds.

During the following tour of the site and its underground spaces, the architects of van geisten.marfels explained how the planning has proceeded thus far. The visit ended with a viewing of the Ostkreuzschule photo exhibition.

The new owner Prof. Hans Georg Näder outlines his ideas with a model

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The new owner Prof. Hans Georg Näder outlines his ideas with a model

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Spring Awakening

Invitation to come to Bötzow!

Bötzow invites everyone to come celebrate the Spring Awakening with a fun-filled programme from 26 to 28 April.

Visitors can take guided tours of the premises – not only the above-ground buildings of the former brewery, but also the 5,000 sq. m. cellars where once there were horse stalls, cooling halls and storage rooms.

An exhibit of the renovation and conversion plans will show what the future holds for Bötzow .

Come to the Studio House to take part in the opening of the FUTURING exhibition by the artist duo Eva and Adele. This will be the first opportunity to see the work that was especially created for the premises: the word ‘Futuring’ written in large pink neon letters installed on the brewery’s 43-metre-tall smokestack.

There will be an extensive children’s programme with a play, concert, radio play , a have-a-go circus, makeup and an art workshop.

On 28 April 2013 there is a very special highlight: a Sunday get together is taking place from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm with proceeds going to support the Stützrad e.V. The association does good work providing services to socially disadvantaged children and teens. Your purchase of food and drinks helps support the various activities the association offers.

Entry is free of charge!

Spring Awakening

Invitation to come to Bötzow!

Bötzow invites everyone to come celebrate the Spring Awakening with a fun-filled programme from 26 to 28 April.

Visitors can take guided tours of the premises – not only the above-ground buildings of the former brewery, but also the 5,000 sq. m. cellars where once there were horse stalls, cooling halls and storage rooms.

An exhibit of the renovation and conversion plans will show what the future holds for Bötzow .

Come to the Studio House to take part in the opening of the FUTURING exhibition by the artist duo Eva and Adele. This will be the first opportunity to see the work that was especially created for the premises: the word ‘Futuring’ written in large pink neon letters installed on the brewery’s 43-metre-tall smokestack.

There will be an extensive children’s programme with a play, concert, radio play , a have-a-go circus, makeup and an art workshop.

On 28 April 2013 there is a very special highlight: a Sunday get together is taking place from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm with proceeds going to support the Stützrad e.V. The association does good work providing services to socially disadvantaged children and teens. Your purchase of food and drinks helps support the various activities the association offers.

Entry is free of charge!

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Die Zukunft auf Bötzow

Auf einer Pressekonferenz hat Professor Näder in Anwesenheit des Regierenden Bürgermeisters von Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, am 25. April 2013 die Nutzungspläne für Bötzow enthüllt: ab 2015 wird das Ottobock Future Lab hier untergebracht sein. 200 Mitarbeiter werden künftig in diesem Think Tank, der Design Academy sowie in der weltweit modernsten orthopädischen Werkstatt tätig sein.

„Teile unseres Marketings ziehen auf Bötzow ein: die jungen Wilden – Designer, Gestalter wie auch das Core Team ‚Digitale Zukunft’.“ beschreibt Prof. Näder seine Pläne. High End Patient Care für den wachsenden Bedarf im Medizintourismus wird in Zusammenarbeit mit Berliner Partnern aus der Gesundheitswirtschaft ein Baustein auf Bötzow. Ebenso wie der Mobility Concept Store mit einer angeschlossenen gläsernen Rollstuhlmanufaktur, in dem individualisierte Mobilitätslösungen angeboten werden. Die Fertigstellung für das ca. 45 Millionen teure Projekt auf ca. 8.600 qm Fläche ist für Frühjahr 2015 geplant. Mit dieser Kreativplattform entsteht hier zugleich ein Inkubator, eine Brutstation, für zukunftsgerichtete Gedanken- und Entwurfskonzepte junger Unternehmen in Berlin.

Wowereit betonte in seiner Rede Ottobocks Vorreiterrolle auf dem Gebiet der Medizintechnik und die Bedeutung des Bötzow-Areals für die Stadtentwicklung. Bis der erste Bauabschnitt vollendet ist, wird das Areal zur temporären Nutzung freigegeben. So eröffnet parallel zum Gallery Weekend im Atelierhaus die Ausstellung FUTURING auf BÖTZOW des Berliner Künstler-Duos
EVA & ADELE.

Den Link zum Film finden Sie hier

Berlins Regierender Bürgermeister Klaus Wowereit spricht auf der Pressekonferenz

Prof. Hans Georg Näder mit dem Künstlerduo EVA & ADELE. Copyright: Bötzow Berlin/ Randt

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7.000 Besucher auf Bötzow

Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft des Bötzow Areals haben drei Tage lang 7.000 Berliner auf die Beine gebracht. Ergänzt wurde die Volksfeststimmung bei prächtigem Frühlingswetter am Sonntag von einem Frühschoppen. Professor Hans Georg Näder will hier mit kreativen Kräften Berlins einen starken Impuls für das Innovationsmanagement von Ottobock setzen und baut dort das Future Lab auf. Diesem Zukunftsthema entsprechend, weckte im Atelierhaus die Ausstellung FUTURING des Künstlerduos Eva und Adele großes Interesse. Führungen durch die Katakomben des historischen Bauwerks und ein von Märchenland e.V. betreutes Kinderprogramm sorgten für Abwechslung für alle Altersgruppen. Der Erlös aus dem Verkauf von Speisen und Getränken geht an Stützrad e. V. zur Förderung benachteiligter Kinder und Jugendlicher im Raum Prenzlauer Berg.

Besucher informieren sich über die Geschichte des Areals und die Bauvorhaben

In der FUTURING Ausstellung von EVA & ADELE

Frühlingsstimmung auf Bötzow

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CHARITY

Rund 7000 Besucher haben zum Frühlingserwachen vom 26.-28. April 2013 das Bötzow-Areal besucht. Die Einnahmen kommen dem Verein Stützrad e.V. zugute, der sich um sozial benachteiligte Kinder und Jugendliche in der Nachbarschaft kümmert. Prof. Hans Georg Näder überreichte am 16. Mai einen Scheck für Kinder im Kiez: über 7.000 Euro freute sich Peter Cersovsky, Geschäftsführer des Vereins, der wie Prof. Näder aus dem niedersächsischen Eichsfeld stammt.

Bei der Übergabe lud Prof. Näder 15 Kinder aus Pankow in das Tabalugahaus in Duderstadt ein. Das Kinderhaus wurde 2012 gemeinsam mit der Tabaluga Stiftung des deutschen Popsängers Peter Maffay eröffnet und bietet Kindern und Jugendlichen aus ganz Deutschland eine Unterkunft. Die Berliner Gruppe wird im Sommer 2013 das Fachwerkhaus in Duderstadt mit Leben erfüllen.

Prof. Hans Georg Näder und Peter Cersovsky bei der Übergabe.

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Independence Day on Bötzow

The Fourth of July was celebrated on Bötzow with art and fine dining with the opening of the exhibit by artists Eva Hassmann (Germany) and Flavia Da Rin (Argentina). Around 250 invited guests came to the vernissage in the Studio House – including David Chipperfield, Mehdi Chouakri, Jörg Wortmann, Thomas Oppermann, Tom Tykwer, Friedhelm Julius Beucher, Niels Ruf, Sven Martinek and many others.

After a few introductory words by Dr Lisa Zeitz, Editor-in-Chief of Weltkunst, and a welcome by host Prof. Hans Georg Näder, the two artists spoke about their exhibited works and subsequently wished the guests a lovely, spirited evening. As always, starred chef Tim Raue as well as bar owner Gregor Scholl ensured that the guests were well taken care of with delicacies created especially for the exhibit. ‘Eva’s Veggie Burger’ and the ‘Flavour of Freedom’ cocktail have both been added to the menus of the restaurant La Soupe Populaire and the bar Le Croco Bleu for the length of the exhibit’s run.

Independence Day on Bötzow

The Fourth of July was celebrated on Bötzow with art and fine dining with the opening of the exhibit by artists Eva Hassmann (Germany) and Flavia Da Rin (Argentina). Around 250 invited guests came to the vernissage in the Studio House – including David Chipperfield, Mehdi Chouakri, Jörg Wortmann, Thomas Oppermann, Tom Tykwer, Friedhelm Julius Beucher, Niels Ruf, Sven Martinek and many others.

After a few introductory words by Dr Lisa Zeitz, Editor-in-Chief of Weltkunst, and a welcome by host Prof. Hans Georg Näder, the two artists spoke about their exhibited works and subsequently wished the guests a lovely, spirited evening. As always, starred chef Tim Raue as well as bar owner Gregor Scholl ensured that the guests were well taken care of with delicacies created especially for the exhibit. ‘Eva’s Veggie Burger’ and the ‘Flavour of Freedom’ cocktail have both been added to the menus of the restaurant La Soupe Populaire and the bar Le Croco Bleu for the length of the exhibit’s run.

Opening Speech by Dr. Lisa Zeitz, Chief Editor Welkunst

Opening Speech by Dr. Lisa Zeitz, Chief Editor Welkunst

Prof. Hans Georg Näder and the artists Eva Hassmann and Flavia Da Rin

Prof. Hans Georg Näder and the artists Eva Hassmann and Flavia Da Rin

At the exhibition "Independence Day"

At the exhibition "Independence Day"

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Bötzow Berlin as initial „Past Lives“ Story from NPR

Berlin Stories for NPR announced a new series of videos about the history of Berlin buildings, called Past Lives. It started with a story about Bötzow Berlin.

Bötzow Berlin as initial „Past Lives“ Story from NPR

Berlin Stories for NPR announced a new series of videos about the history of Berlin buildings, called Past Lives. It started with a story about Bötzow Berlin.

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MASTERPLAN

David Chipperfield planning for Bötzow Berlin

British architect David Chipperfield is working on the master plan for Bötzow Berlin. He’s been grappling intensely with the challenges of the topography. His plans involve the areas along Saarbrücker Street and to Prenzlauer Allee. Variations are being developed for the placement of a hotel, an art gallery, a beer garden with microbrewery and a swim club. However the first construction phase will include the addition of an underground car park and the standing buildings will be revitalised. The Future Lab of the medical technology company Ottobock will be moving into the location.

Chipperfield’s speciality is contemporary architecture that has been reduced to the essentials. His style is oriented towards the classic modern. One of his projects in Berlin was the Neues Museum, a highly praised transformation of a building from the nineteenth century into the modern day.

Interplay of existing and new buildings

MASTERPLAN

David Chipperfield planning for Bötzow Berlin

British architect David Chipperfield is working on the master plan for Bötzow Berlin. He’s been grappling intensely with the challenges of the topography. His plans involve the areas along Saarbrücker Street and to Prenzlauer Allee. Variations are being developed for the placement of a hotel, an art gallery, a beer garden with microbrewery and a swim club. However the first construction phase will include the addition of an underground car park and the standing buildings will be revitalised. The Future Lab of the medical technology company Ottobock will be moving into the location.

Chipperfield’s speciality is contemporary architecture that has been reduced to the essentials. His style is oriented towards the classic modern. One of his projects in Berlin was the Neues Museum, a highly praised transformation of a building from the nineteenth century into the modern day.

Interplay of existing and new buildings

Interplay of existing and new buildings

Interplay of existing and new buildings

View from the garden to the central plaza
View from the garden to the central plaza

View from the garden to the central plaza

View from the garden to the central plaza

The buildings surrounding the central plaza
The buildings surrounding the central plaza

The buildings surrounding the central plaza

The buildings surrounding the central plaza

Rendering: © David Chipperfield Architects
Model fotos © Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects

Rendering: © David Chipperfield Architects
Model fotos © Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects

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Gursky auf Bötzow

Cocktails, Curry und Chao Phraya

Am 10. Oktober eröffnete mit „Gursky auf Bötzow“ die fünfte Ausstellung im Atelierhaus. Schon an der Eingangstür ließ sich durch den Cocktail „Chao Phraya“ das Motto des Abends erahnen: Kunst & Kulinarik diesmal auf thailändisch - passend zu den drei Werken aus der Sammlung HGN des Photographen Andreas Gursky. Die raumgreifenden Photographien aus seiner Serie „Bangkok“ (2011) zeigen die Oberfläche des durch die Stadt fließenden Chao-Phraya-Stroms. In unterschiedlichsten Farben schillert die tiefdunkle Flüssigkeit dort, wo sie das Licht reflektiert. Die raffinierten Aufnahmen, in Szene gesetzt in einer Ausstellungsarchitektur von David Chipperfield Architects, forderten die rund 250 geladenen Gäste zum genaueren Betrachten auf. Besonders die Gummiente sorgte für Gesprächsstoff.

Entdeckungsreise - Gummiente gefunden?

Entdeckungsreise - Gummiente gefunden?

Begrüßt wurden die Gäste mit einem warmen Servus von Sebastian Peichl und einleitenden Worten von Anne-Marie Beckmann, Kuratorin der Art Collection Deutsche Börse Frankfurt.

Kein Sangria auf dem Ballermann, sondern Mojito á la Gursky im Atelierhaus

Kein Sangria auf dem Ballermann, sondern Mojito á la Gursky im Atelierhaus

Gefolgt von gaumenfreudigen Worten des Sternekochs Tim Raue, gerade aus Bangkok zurückgekehrt, über die Aktionsspeisekarte zur Ausstellung. Die Gäste werden kulinarisch verwöhnt mit Massaman Curry mit Mandel und Gewürztofu, Schweinebauch mit Salat von grüner Papaya oder gebackenen Kabeljau mit Jadesauce. Auch Barchef Gregor Scholl nahm die Herausforderung an, sich von den Bildwelten Andreas Gurskys inspirieren zu lassen. Ein Plastikeimer diente ihm als Zitat aus den Fundstücken des Flusses.

Prof. Dr. E. Jürgen Zöllner, Senator a.D.

Prof. Dr. E. Jürgen Zöllner, Senator a.D.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Seibert und Dr. Mazda Adli

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Seibert und Dr. Mazda Adli

André Rival und Ulrike Schamoni

André Rival und Ulrike Schamoni

Dr. Volker Hassemer und Jörg Woltmann

Dr. Volker Hassemer und Jörg Woltmann

Eva & Adele

Eva & Adele

Dr. Matthias Harder, Helmut Newton Stiftung Berlin

Dr. Matthias Harder, Helmut Newton Stiftung Berlin

Eine Geschmacksexplosion in dem Eimer überraschte die Gäste: gefüllt mit Eiswürfeln verbarg sich in einer Apothekerflasche ein Mojito mit Koriander. Die Explosion für die Augen verursachte der Cocktail „Burning Bötzow“. Die feurigen Erfahrungen können nun während der Ausstellungslaufzeit sowohl in der Bar Le Croco Bleu als auch im Restaurant La Soupe Populaire genossen werden.

Heiße Erwartungen von Barchef Michael Hanke: Burning Bötzow

Heiße Erwartungen von Barchef Michael Hanke: Burning Bötzow

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OPENING

Scratches and Kraftwerk

With the opening on March 21st the french artist Dominique Auerbacher took over the Atelierhaus at Bötzow – including background music from the German band Kraftwerk.

Dominique Auerbacher exhibits in Berlin for the first time

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Scratches and Kraftwerk

With the opening on March 21st the french artist Dominique Auerbacher took over the Atelierhaus at Bötzow – including background music from the German band Kraftwerk.

Dominique Auerbacher exhibits in Berlin for the first time

Dominique Auerbacher exhibits in Berlin for the first time

Dominique Auerbacher exhibits in Berlin for the first time

Coming to the fore is obviously her photography series “Scratches” which displays scratch drawings on windows of the Berlin public transport. Already the name “Scratches” reminds in an onomatopoeic way of the German word “Kratzen”, but the inspiration for that neologism came from a different corner: the graffiti culture and Hip Hop language. To take a step back from daily routine and to take a different look at the capital, that is what this exhibition offers – and all for free entry. It even takes you on a little color city tour. So you can find the “BVG-Yellow”, the “BSR-Orange” or the “S-Bahn-Red” taken from the works and used on the walls.

The Atelierhaus at Bötzow flashes in typical Berlin colors

Coming to the fore is obviously her photography series “Scratches” which displays scratch drawings on windows of the Berlin public transport. Already the name “Scratches” reminds in an onomatopoeic way of the German word “Kratzen”, but the inspiration for that neologism came from a different corner: the graffiti culture and Hip Hop language. To take a step back from daily routine and to take a different look at the capital, that is what this exhibition offers – and all for free entry. It even takes you on a little color city tour. So you can find the “BVG-Yellow”, the “BSR-Orange” or the “S-Bahn-Red” taken from the works and used on the walls.

The Atelierhaus at Bötzow flashes in typical Berlin colors

The Atelierhaus at Bötzow flashes in typical Berlin colors

The Atelierhaus at Bötzow flashes in typical Berlin colors

Guest in front of the works “Abstraction 2009/III (2009)”
Guest in front of the works “Abstraction 2009/III (2009)”

Guest in front of the works “Abstraction 2009/III (2009)”

Guest in front of the works “Abstraction 2009/III (2009)”

Art historian Prof. Dr. Hubertus von Amelunxen introduced the photography series, followed by a small speech by curator Holger Trülzsch and of course one by the artist herself.

Susanne Grieshaber (l.), Holger Trülzsch, Prof. Dr. Hubertus von Amelunxen and Dominique Auerbacher

Art historian Prof. Dr. Hubertus von Amelunxen introduced the photography series, followed by a small speech by curator Holger Trülzsch and of course one by the artist herself.

Susanne Grieshaber (l.), Holger Trülzsch, Prof. Dr. Hubertus von Amelunxen and Dominique Auerbacher

Susanne Grieshaber (l.), Holger Trülzsch, Prof. Dr. Hubertus von Amelunxen and Dominique Auerbacher

Susanne Grieshaber (l.), Holger Trülzsch, Prof. Dr. Hubertus von Amelunxen and Dominique Auerbacher

After the speech is before dinner: the team of star chef Tim Raue and his head chef Michael Jaeger dished up french delicacies. Salmon, duck vol-au-vent and ox cheeks – also future visitors have the chance to enjoy these specially “Kunst & Kulinarik” cooked dishes till May 25th at the restaurant La Soupe Populaire.

“Kunst & Kulinarik”: Highlight of the five course menu was the Créme Brulée

After the speech is before dinner: the team of star chef Tim Raue and his head chef Michael Jaeger dished up french delicacies. Salmon, duck vol-au-vent and ox cheeks – also future visitors have the chance to enjoy these specially “Kunst & Kulinarik” cooked dishes till May 25th at the restaurant La Soupe Populaire.

“Kunst & Kulinarik”: Highlight of the five course menu was the Créme Brulée

“Kunst & Kulinarik”: Highlight of the five course menu was the Créme Brulée

“Kunst & Kulinarik”: Highlight of the five course menu was the Créme Brulée

Always keeping the glasses or better the tin cans filled: Le Croco Bleu bar director Gregor Scholl and bar chef Michael Hanke welcomed the almost 130 guests with a special drink, the „Berliner Pina Colada“.

Adapted to the art: Berliner Pina Colada in a “scratched“ tin can

Always keeping the glasses or better the tin cans filled: Le Croco Bleu bar director Gregor Scholl and bar chef Michael Hanke welcomed the almost 130 guests with a special drink, the „Berliner Pina Colada“.

Adapted to the art: Berliner Pina Colada in a “scratched“ tin can

Adapted to the art: Berliner Pina Colada in a “scratched“ tin can

Adapted to the art: Berliner Pina Colada in a “scratched“ tin can

Thomas Benk (David Chipperfield Architects) and company
Thomas Benk (David Chipperfield Architects) and company

Thomas Benk (David Chipperfield Architects) and company

Thomas Benk (David Chipperfield Architects) and company

Galerist Gerd Harry Lybke
Galerist Gerd Harry Lybke

Galerist Gerd Harry Lybke

Galerist Gerd Harry Lybke

Interior-Designer Nora Witzigmann and photographer André Rival
Interior-Designer Nora Witzigmann and photographer André Rival

Interior-Designer Nora Witzigmann and photographer André Rival

Interior-Designer Nora Witzigmann and photographer André Rival

Petra Gute and company
Petra Gute and company

Petra Gute and company

Petra Gute and company

Head of  Global Sales Ottobock Gaurav Mishra
Head of  Global Sales Ottobock Gaurav Mishra

Head of Global Sales Ottobock Gaurav Mishra

Head of Global Sales Ottobock Gaurav Mishra

Alfred Gilka-Bötzow and company
Alfred Gilka-Bötzow and company

Alfred Gilka-Bötzow and company

Alfred Gilka-Bötzow and company

Christin Gunkel (l.), Peter Franzl and Ralf Halbhuber
Christin Gunkel (l.), Peter Franzl and Ralf Halbhuber

Christin Gunkel (l.), Peter Franzl and Ralf Halbhuber

Christin Gunkel (l.), Peter Franzl and Ralf Halbhuber

Elisabeth Quack and Jörg Jäger
Elisabeth Quack and Jörg Jäger

Elisabeth Quack and Jörg Jäger

Elisabeth Quack and Jörg Jäger

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Happy Birthday!

Le Croco Bleu – the Bar at Bötzow has its first anniversary! We say "cheers!" and congratulations! Of course, there is going to be a befitting celebration. Because on May 17th the best bar in Berlin will have cuban jazz tunes in the house. The band La Doble Sabor celebrates as well, their new album is released. So be prepared for a little bit of Havanna in Berlin and a lot of partying - free entry all night!

Le Croco Bleu
Prenzlauer Allee 242
10405 Berlin

Happy Birthday!

Le Croco Bleu – the Bar at Bötzow has its first anniversary! We say "cheers!" and congratulations! Of course, there is going to be a befitting celebration. Because on May 17th the best bar in Berlin will have cuban jazz tunes in the house. The band La Doble Sabor celebrates as well, their new album is released. So be prepared for a little bit of Havanna in Berlin and a lot of partying - free entry all night!

Le Croco Bleu
Prenzlauer Allee 242
10405 Berlin

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REVITALISATION ON BÖTZOW: THE MASTERPLAN 2019

The press conference

Wednesday the 21st of May was the day: David Chipperfield personally presented the Masterplan 2019 for Bötzow Berlin. To the press conference 200 guests from the press, economy, art and culture scene and of course the neighbours were invited. The owner Prof. Hans Georg Näder also gave a forecast for the visionary implementation of the brewery area. Followed by the positive feedback of Berlins mayor Klaus Wowereit who is welcoming this kind of project.

Begeisterung bei allen Beteiligten: Hans Georg Näder, Klaus Wowereit, David Chipperfield und Matthias Köhne (v.l.)

REVITALISATION ON BÖTZOW: THE MASTERPLAN 2019

The press conference

Wednesday the 21st of May was the day: David Chipperfield personally presented the Masterplan 2019 for Bötzow Berlin. To the press conference 200 guests from the press, economy, art and culture scene and of course the neighbours were invited. The owner Prof. Hans Georg Näder also gave a forecast for the visionary implementation of the brewery area. Followed by the positive feedback of Berlins mayor Klaus Wowereit who is welcoming this kind of project.

Begeisterung bei allen Beteiligten: Hans Georg Näder, Klaus Wowereit, David Chipperfield und Matthias Köhne (v.l.)

Enthusiasm for the project: Hans Georg Näder, Klaus Wowereit, David Chipperfield and Matthias Köhne (r.)

Enthusiasm for the project: Hans Georg Näder, Klaus Wowereit, David Chipperfield and Matthias Köhne (r.)

The over 24,000 square meter area of the brewery was aquired by Näder – the CEO of the medical and technology company Ottobock - for four years ago. During that time quite a few concepts and ideas were discussed but fort he first time the Masterplan 2019 is presented tot he public. Created and developed by David Chipperfield Architects the Masterplan focuses on one thing: the former Bötzow brewery is going to be a strong public space. That is one oft he reasons why the owner not only sees it as a new innovation habitat for his company but furthermore as an entertaining place of location for neighbours, Berliners and guests from all over the world.

Auch der Bezirksbürgermeister von Pankow Matthias Köhne (SPD) ist überzeugt vom Projekt (l.)

The over 24,000 square meter area of the brewery was aquired by Näder – the CEO of the medical and technology company Ottobock - for four years ago. During that time quite a few concepts and ideas were discussed but fort he first time the Masterplan 2019 is presented tot he public. Created and developed by David Chipperfield Architects the Masterplan focuses on one thing: the former Bötzow brewery is going to be a strong public space. That is one oft he reasons why the owner not only sees it as a new innovation habitat for his company but furthermore as an entertaining place of location for neighbours, Berliners and guests from all over the world.

Auch der Bezirksbürgermeister von Pankow Matthias Köhne (SPD) ist überzeugt vom Projekt (l.)

Even the district mayor of Pankow Matthias Köhne (SPD) is convinced of this project (l.)

Even the district mayor of Pankow Matthias Köhne (SPD) is convinced of this project (l.)

Start-Ups from the same industrial sector will be co-existing to the „Future Lab“ of Ottobock – the Think Tank of the lower saxon domiciled company. The team of Fab Lab will start: by the end of 2014 the open hightech company for 3-D-printing will move into the facilities.

Das Modell zum Masterplan des 24.000 qm Geländes von David Chipperfield Architects

Start-Ups from the same industrial sector will be co-existing to the „Future Lab“ of Ottobock – the Think Tank of the lower saxon domiciled company. The team of Fab Lab will start: by the end of 2014 the open hightech company for 3-D-printing will move into the facilities.

Das Modell zum Masterplan des 24.000 qm Geländes von David Chipperfield Architects

The model of the Masterplan for the 24,000 sqm area created by David Chipperfield Architects

The model of the Masterplan for the 24,000 sqm area created by David Chipperfield Architects

In the long run approximately 60,000 square meters in the old and new buildings will be used. At the press conference Näder explains that the construction works will be finished in 2019 – fort he milestone of his 100th anniversary of Ottobock.

In the long run approximately 60,000 square meters in the old and new buildings will be used. At the press conference Näder explains that the construction works will be finished in 2019 – fort he milestone of his 100th anniversary of Ottobock.

Bötzow wird neben dem Science Center am Potsdamer Platz der zweite Standort Ottobocks in Berlin
Bötzow wird neben dem Science Center am Potsdamer Platz der zweite Standort Ottobocks in Berlin

Bötzow will be the second Berlin location of Ottobock – besides the Science Center at Potsdamer Platz

Bötzow will be the second Berlin location of Ottobock – besides the Science Center at Potsdamer Platz

Positive Gesichter und Applaus bei der Pressekonferenz im Pferdestall an der Saarbrücker Straße
Positive Gesichter und Applaus bei der Pressekonferenz im Pferdestall an der Saarbrücker Straße

Positive faces and applause at the press conference

Positive faces and applause at the press conference

KPM Chef Jörg Woltmann
KPM Chef Jörg Woltmann

CEO of KPM Jörg Woltmann

CEO of KPM Jörg Woltmann

Das Bötzow Berlin Kulinarik Dream Team: Sternekoch Tim Raue und Bardirektor Gregor Scholl (v.l.)
Das Bötzow Berlin Kulinarik Dream Team: Sternekoch Tim Raue und Bardirektor Gregor Scholl (v.l.)

The Bötzow Berlin culinary dream team: star chef Tim Raue and bar director Gregor Scholl (l.)

The Bötzow Berlin culinary dream team: star chef Tim Raue and bar director Gregor Scholl (l.)

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Tabalugahaus goes Rio

Ein Charity Projekt

Tabalugahaus

Anpfiff! Nach Duderstadt soll nun mit Ihrer Hilfe das zweite Tabalugahaus in Rio de Janeiro – ein Schutzraum für Kinder und Jugendliche – entstehen. Unterstützen Sie Musiker Peter Maffay, Künstlerin Eva Hassmann und Initiator und Ottobock-Chef Hans Georg Näder während der Fußball-WM bei dieser Charity Aktion – Bötzow Berlin tut es auch!

Die Künstlerin Eva Hassmann und Rockmusiker Peter Maffay mit einer ihrer zu versteigernden Fotografie-Unikate

Die Künstlerin Eva Hassmann und Rockmusiker Peter Maffay mit einer ihrer zu versteigernden Fotografie-Unikate

Der Erlös aus den drei Fotografie-Unikaten Hassmanns mit persönlicher Botschaft und Signatur des Bundestrainers Jogi Löw sowie Peter Maffays kommt zu 100 Prozent dem Tabalugahaus Rio zugute. Vom 16. Juni bis 04. Juli 2014 ist sozusagen Spielzeit – nach und nach werden die Bilder über eBay versteigert.

Anstoß: 12.03 PM – Dies wird das erste der drei Unikate sein, dass Sie auf eBay ergattern können

Viele Kinder wachsen unter schwierigen Umständen auf – Geborgenheit und ein harmonisches Zuhause lernen sie nie kennen. Statt unbeschwert die Welt zu entdecken und einfach Kind zu sein, erleben sie täglich Benachteiligung und Not. Es ist Prof. Hans Georg Näder (Chef des Medizintechnikunternehmens Ottobock und Gründer des Tabalugahauses im niedersächsischen Duderstadt) eine Herzensangelegenheit, benachteiligten Kindern aus einem nicht funktionierenden Umfeld, Kindern, die es schwer haben und in der Entwicklung ihrer Fähigkeiten eingeschränkt werden, ein Gefühl der Zuversicht zu geben.

Genau dieses haben sich die Tabalugahäuser als Prämisse gesetzt: Kinder und Jugendliche dabei unterstützen, ihre Talente und Fähigkeiten zu entdecken. Der Umgang mit Tieren, bunte Freizeitangebote und gemeinsame Erlebnisse in der Natur stärken ihr Selbstbewusstsein und vermitteln eine nachhaltig positive Lebenseinstellung. Sie schöpfen Kraft und bauen in harmonischer Umgebung Vertrauen in sich selbst und andere auf. Mit diesem Charity Projekt vertrauen wir auf Sie!

 

Mitsteigern können Sie hier: http://www.ebay.de/usr/tabalugahaus2014

 

Für mehr Infos klicken Sie hier: www.facebook.com/tabalugagoesrio

 

NICHT VERGESSEN: Die drei Arbeiten werden vom 16. Juni bis zum 4. Juli im Atelierhaus präsentiert:

Atelierhaus auf Bötzow / Prenzlauer Allee 242 / D-10405 Berlin

Öffnungszeiten: Do bis Sa 15—20 Uhr und So 14—18 Uhr

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Tabalugahaus in Rio

Initiatoren stellen konkrete Pläne vor

Mit viel Freude haben Peter Maffay und Hans Georg Näder am 10. Oktober ihre Pläne für ein weiteres Tabalugahaus in Rio de Janeiro präsentiert. Um insbesondere Straßenkindern in der brasilianischen Metropole eine bessere Perspektive bieten zu können, wollen die beiden Initiatoren mit Unterstützung der Künstlerin Eva Hassmann die im Zuge der Fußball-WM entstandene Idee nun tatkräftig umsetzen. Der Startschuss für das Projekt erfolgte im Juli 2014 mit einer Online-Charity-Auktion. Drei Unikate aus Hassmanns Fotoserie „24 Hours. Santa Teresa Project“, rückseitig von Fußballbundestrainer Jogi Löw und Rockmusiker Maffay signiert, wurden versteigert.

Der Medizintechnik-Unternehmer Prof. Hans Georg Näder, Künstlerin Eva Hassmann und Rockmusiker Peter Maffay vor einem der versteigerten Unikate (v.l.)

Der Medizintechnik-Unternehmer Prof. Hans Georg Näder, Künstlerin Eva Hassmann und Rockmusiker Peter Maffay vor einem der versteigerten Unikate (v.l.)

Zunächst sollen neu erschlossene Räumlichkeiten als Bildungsstätte für Sprach- und Computerkurse dienen, um Kindern aus ärmeren Verhältnissen diese essentiellen Kenntnisse vermitteln zu können. Gemeinsam mit regionalen Partnern, wie beispielsweise der Ayrton Senna Foundation, soll in der zweiten Projektphase ein Arbeitsnetzwerk entstehen, welches die Erfahrungen, Möglichkeiten und Ideen aller Helfenden bündelt. Die Einweihung des Tabalugahauses im August 2016 markiert dann gemeinsam mit der Eröffnung der Paralympischen Spiele in Brasilien die konsequente Zusammenarbeit zwischen Näders Medizintechnik-Unternehmen „Ottobock“ und dem partnerschaftlichen Engagement im sozialen Bereich.

Für Kunstinteressierte wird Eva Hassmanns Fotoserie „24 Hours. Santa Teresa Project“ noch bis zum 28. Dezember 2014 im Atelierhaus auf Bötzow zu sehen sein. Wer sich konkret engagieren möchte, kann unter folgendem Konto spenden:

Kontoinhaber: Schutzräume für Kinder Duderstadt gGmbH
IBAN: DE07 2605 126 0000 51555 10
BIC: NOLADE21DUD (Sparkasse Duderstadt)
Verwendungszweck: Rio de Janeiro

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BISKY ON BÖTZOW

Balagan is the title of Norbert Bisky’s exhibit of new works, showing at the Atelierhaus from 27 March until 30 August. In winter 2014/2015, Bisky swapped ateliers with Israeli painter Erez Israeli, based in Tel Aviv. The artworks created during this time are devoted to urbanity, feelings of impenetrability regarding our real and virtual living environments. The compositions were painted especially for the Atelierhaus on Bötzow.

BISKY ON BÖTZOW

Balagan is the title of Norbert Bisky’s exhibit of new works, showing at the Atelierhaus from 27 March until 30 August. In winter 2014/2015, Bisky swapped ateliers with Israeli painter Erez Israeli, based in Tel Aviv. The artworks created during this time are devoted to urbanity, feelings of impenetrability regarding our real and virtual living environments. The compositions were painted especially for the Atelierhaus on Bötzow.

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Bisky vernissage attracts politicians and representatives from the art world

“Norbert Bisky’s works arrived here and the paint wasn’t quite dry. I’m happy to now transfer them to the Sammlung HGN,” said Prof. Hans Georg Näder at the vernissage of the Balagan on Bötzow exhibit on 26 March 2015. Attendees among the around two hundred invited guests included Eva & Adela, Eva Hassmann, and Israeli shooting star (and Bisky’s atelier-swap partner) Erez Israeli, plus prominent political guests such as Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles, former Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit and his husband Jörn Kubicki, Social Democratic Party (SPD) Parliamentary Group Leader Thomas Oppermann, and Austria’s Ambassador to Germany Dr Nikolaus Marschik. Although the majority of politicians at the event were members of the SPD, Prof. Hans Georg Näder did not want that to be misinterpreted: “I’m more of a conservative myself,” he added with a smirk.

Norbert Bisky with SPD Parliamentary Group Leader Thomas Oppermann, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Bisky vernissage attracts politicians and representatives from the art world

“Norbert Bisky’s works arrived here and the paint wasn’t quite dry. I’m happy to now transfer them to the Sammlung HGN,” said Prof. Hans Georg Näder at the vernissage of the Balagan on Bötzow exhibit on 26 March 2015. Attendees among the around two hundred invited guests included Eva & Adela, Eva Hassmann, and Israeli shooting star (and Bisky’s atelier-swap partner) Erez Israeli, plus prominent political guests such as Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles, former Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit and his husband Jörn Kubicki, Social Democratic Party (SPD) Parliamentary Group Leader Thomas Oppermann, and Austria’s Ambassador to Germany Dr Nikolaus Marschik. Although the majority of politicians at the event were members of the SPD, Prof. Hans Georg Näder did not want that to be misinterpreted: “I’m more of a conservative myself,” he added with a smirk.

Norbert Bisky with SPD Parliamentary Group Leader Thomas Oppermann, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Norbert Bisky with SPD Parliamentary Group Leader Thomas Oppermann

Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles, Klaus Wowereit and Jörn Kubicki, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles, Klaus Wowereit and Jörn Kubicki

Austrian Ambassador Dr Nikolaus Marschik speaking with Mr Sebastian Peichl, Managing Partner of the FTWild creative agency, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Austrian Ambassador Dr Nikolaus Marschik speaking with Mr Sebastian Peichl, Managing Partner of the FTWild creative agency

Norbert Bisky and Prof. Hans Georg Näder, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Norbert Bisky and Prof. Hans Georg Näder

Aside from the large-format paintings on exhibit, a series of small-format oil paintings on paper – Bisky was experimenting with the medium – were shown for the first time. They were created during his three-month sojourn in Tel Aviv in early 2015. His daily life provided the inspiration: “Everything that surrounded me made its way into the images. The most important influence was the three kilometres to and from the atelier every day.” Anyone who has been to Tel Aviv will recognise many of the details on the space-filling works, for instance the typical tile patterns.

Inspiration from daily life, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Inspiration from daily life

The power and emotionality of the paintings were translated into culinary delights by starred-chef Tim Raue of La Soupe Populaire and barkeeper Gregor Scholl of Le Croco Bleu. “Norbert Bisky’s art pulsates and filled with fun,” Tim Raue says. “Our menu pays homage to the artist.” Four delicious courses were served: Treviso salad with mandarins, couscous, bell pepper, lime dressing and shrimp; Jerusalem artichoke with date jus and raisins baked in parchment and served with a mousse of Jerusalem artichoke, capers and mace. The third course was grilled bream with a watermelon, coconut and cilantro salad. Sesame ice cream and persimmon with vanilla syrup and passion fruit reduction brought the meal to a successful conclusion.

Barkeeper Gregor Scholl and his head barman Michael Hanke built a bridge to Israel with their “Balagan” cocktail creation by using the famous Israeli Sabra liquor as an ingredient for their refreshing-effervescent creation. “The combination of the mild sweetness of the liquor with the lively and tingling sake takes up the double meaning of the exhibit’s title, Balagan,” says Gregor Scholl. Decanting the cocktail into a blue bottle not only riffed on the colour of water, but also made the drink portable.

Gregor Scholl and Tim Raue, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Gregor Scholl and Tim Raue

Culinary bridge building to Israel, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Culinary bridge building to Israel

Balagan cocktail, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Balagan cocktail

Also in attendance were Eva & Adele, the artists whose works inaugurated the Atelierhaus as an exhibition space. However they did not wish to comment about the works of their successor: “We don’t make any statements about other artists.” But they did say, “Wherever we are is museum.” And it was certainly true here. The Atelierhaus on Bötzow is once again exhibiting great art.

Norbert Bisky and Erez Israeli, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Norbert Bisky and Erez Israeli

Eva and Adele, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Eva and Adele, Photos: Ulf Büschleb

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Norbert Bisky with SPD Parliamentary Group Leader Thomas Oppermann

Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles, Klaus Wowereit and Jörn Kubicki, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles, Klaus Wowereit and Jörn Kubicki

Austrian Ambassador Dr Nikolaus Marschik speaking with Mr Sebastian Peichl, Managing Partner of the FTWild creative agency, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Austrian Ambassador Dr Nikolaus Marschik speaking with Mr Sebastian Peichl, Managing Partner of the FTWild creative agency

Norbert Bisky and Prof. Hans Georg Näder, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Norbert Bisky and Prof. Hans Georg Näder

Aside from the large-format paintings on exhibit, a series of small-format oil paintings on paper – Bisky was experimenting with the medium – were shown for the first time. They were created during his three-month sojourn in Tel Aviv in early 2015. His daily life provided the inspiration: “Everything that surrounded me made its way into the images. The most important influence was the three kilometres to and from the atelier every day.” Anyone who has been to Tel Aviv will recognise many of the details on the space-filling works, for instance the typical tile patterns.

Inspiration from daily life, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Inspiration from daily life

The power and emotionality of the paintings were translated into culinary delights by starred-chef Tim Raue of La Soupe Populaire and barkeeper Gregor Scholl of Le Croco Bleu. “Norbert Bisky’s art pulsates and filled with fun,” Tim Raue says. “Our menu pays homage to the artist.” Four delicious courses were served: Treviso salad with mandarins, couscous, bell pepper, lime dressing and shrimp; Jerusalem artichoke with date jus and raisins baked in parchment and served with a mousse of Jerusalem artichoke, capers and mace. The third course was grilled bream with a watermelon, coconut and cilantro salad. Sesame ice cream and persimmon with vanilla syrup and passion fruit reduction brought the meal to a successful conclusion.

Barkeeper Gregor Scholl and his head barman Michael Hanke built a bridge to Israel with their “Balagan” cocktail creation by using the famous Israeli Sabra liquor as an ingredient for their refreshing-effervescent creation. “The combination of the mild sweetness of the liquor with the lively and tingling sake takes up the double meaning of the exhibit’s title, Balagan,” says Gregor Scholl. Decanting the cocktail into a blue bottle not only riffed on the colour of water, but also made the drink portable.

Gregor Scholl and Tim Raue, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Gregor Scholl and Tim Raue

Culinary bridge building to Israel, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Culinary bridge building to Israel

Balagan cocktail, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Balagan cocktail

Also in attendance were Eva & Adele, the artists whose works inaugurated the Atelierhaus as an exhibition space. However they did not wish to comment about the works of their successor: “We don’t make any statements about other artists.” But they did say, “Wherever we are is museum.” And it was certainly true here. The Atelierhaus on Bötzow is once again exhibiting great art.

Norbert Bisky and Erez Israeli, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Norbert Bisky and Erez Israeli

Eva and Adele, Photo: Ulf Büschleb

Eva and Adele, Photos: Ulf Büschleb

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SUCCESSFUL START

Open Innovation Space on Bötzow

SUCCESSFUL START

Open Innovation Space on Bötzow

What had been developing over recent months at the foot of Prenzlauer Berg, received a name on 27 May: the Ottobock Open Innovation Space, initiated by the German medical technology company Ottobock. Fab Lab Berlin, the rapid prototyping experts, is a first partner in cooperation.

Wolf Jeschonnek from Fab Lab Berlin, Governing Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller and Bötzow owner Prof. Hans Georg Näder

"With this unique combination of co-working office spaces, high-tech and creativity, we've launched our innovations rocket in this beneficial location of Berlin," announced Prof. Hans Georg Näder, President and CEO of Ottobock at the opening in the presence of Michael Müller, Berlin's governing mayor.

A tour trough the Workshops of Open Innovation Space

The focus is on the fast and cost-effective production of prototypes – with the proviso to tap the digital future and strengthen its network with academic institutions. The TU Berlin is already on board as long-term Ottobock partner, as well as the Design Research Lab, a research institution of the Berlin University of the Arts. Organizations and individuals now have a fully equipped production site available to implement their ideas – from 3D laser printers and cutters, CNC milling machines, and CAD programs to wood-working equipment and tools.

There is no age border in Innovation

Open Innovation Space

openinnovationspace.de

Opening hours: Mon.–Fri. 9am–7pm, Sat. noon–6pm

Contact: contact@openinnovationspace.de

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What had been developing over recent months at the foot of Prenzlauer Berg, received a name on 27 May: the Ottobock Open Innovation Space, initiated by the German medical technology company Ottobock. Fab Lab Berlin, the rapid prototyping experts, is a first partner in cooperation.

Wolf Jeschonnek from Fab Lab Berlin, Governing Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller and Bötzow owner Prof. Hans Georg Näder

"With this unique combination of co-working office spaces, high-tech and creativity, we've launched our innovations rocket in this beneficial location of Berlin," announced Prof. Hans Georg Näder, President and CEO of Ottobock at the opening in the presence of Michael Müller, Berlin's governing mayor.

A tour trough the Workshops of Open Innovation Space

The focus is on the fast and cost-effective production of prototypes – with the proviso to tap the digital future and strengthen its network with academic institutions. The TU Berlin is already on board as long-term Ottobock partner, as well as the Design Research Lab, a research institution of the Berlin University of the Arts. Organizations and individuals now have a fully equipped production site available to implement their ideas – from 3D laser printers and cutters, CNC milling machines, and CAD programs to wood-working equipment and tools.

There is no age border in Innovation

Open Innovation Space

openinnovationspace.de

Opening hours: Mon.–Fri. 9am–7pm, Sat. noon–6pm

Contact: contact@openinnovationspace.de

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NEW PERMANENT EXHIBITION ON BÖTZOW

The current new Bötzow permanent exhibition is not limited to future architectural developments; the Ottobock company is presented as well as the new Open Innovation Space. Admission to the exhibition is free.

NEW PERMANENT EXHIBITION ON BÖTZOW

The current new Bötzow permanent exhibition is not limited to future architectural developments; the Ottobock company is presented as well as the new Open Innovation Space. Admission to the exhibition is free.

The model of the Bötzow Berlin Master Plan by David Chipperfield Architects

People which have implemented innovative ideas with foresight and courage are a recurring theme throughout the exhibition. Julius Bötzow also possessed these qualities. And as founder of the medical technology company of the same name, Otto Bock, his grandson Prof. Hans Georg Näder, and last but not least, David Chipperfield. They all share presence in the exhibition.

The Open Innovation Space entrance guides the visitors to the new exhibition

It starts off with the time-honored history of the Bötzow Brewery. The expansive architectural model tells of the future and presents the Bötzow Berlin master plan and use plans by David Chipperfield Architects. Two of the exhibits focus on options creative thinkers, innovators and inventors have available here: a ground-breaking Ottobock high-tech prosthetic hand enabling gripping movements that until now has never before been possible, and an artistically illuminated bike jacket from the Fab Lab Berlin laser printer following the motto "Make it, wear it, ride it!"

It has been years since the Club Mädcheninternat on Bötzow closed its doors. With its graffiti-covered exterior, the building at best emits a morbid charm. However, implementing this building as an exhibition space for traveling from the past to the future is all part of the Bötzow Berlin concept of keeping the area's "DNA" intact while demonstrating its future viability. It is fitting that the naked brick walls and wallpaper from its use as a kindergarten still indicate its past life while forming a background for the multimedia exhibition and therefore a connection to the future.

Bridging the brewery founder Julius Bötzow and today`s owner Prof. Hans Georg Näder

Opening hours: Mon.–Fri. 9am–7pm, Sat. noon–6pm

Free admission.

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The model of the Bötzow Berlin Master Plan by David Chipperfield Architects

People which have implemented innovative ideas with foresight and courage are a recurring theme throughout the exhibition. Julius Bötzow also possessed these qualities. And as founder of the medical technology company of the same name, Otto Bock, his grandson Prof. Hans Georg Näder, and last but not least, David Chipperfield. They all share presence in the exhibition.

The Open Innovation Space entrance guides the visitors to the new exhibition

It starts off with the time-honored history of the Bötzow Brewery. The expansive architectural model tells of the future and presents the Bötzow Berlin master plan and use plans by David Chipperfield Architects. Two of the exhibits focus on options creative thinkers, innovators and inventors have available here: a ground-breaking Ottobock high-tech prosthetic hand enabling gripping movements that until now has never before been possible, and an artistically illuminated bike jacket from the Fab Lab Berlin laser printer following the motto "Make it, wear it, ride it!"

It has been years since the Club Mädcheninternat on Bötzow closed its doors. With its graffiti-covered exterior, the building at best emits a morbid charm. However, implementing this building as an exhibition space for traveling from the past to the future is all part of the Bötzow Berlin concept of keeping the area's "DNA" intact while demonstrating its future viability. It is fitting that the naked brick walls and wallpaper from its use as a kindergarten still indicate its past life while forming a background for the multimedia exhibition and therefore a connection to the future.

Bridging the brewery founder Julius Bötzow and today`s owner Prof. Hans Georg Näder

Opening hours: Mon.–Fri. 9am–7pm, Sat. noon–6pm

Free admission.

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DISCOVER NATURE

Bötzow Berlin in a current exhibition in Museum Pankow

DISCOVER NATURE

Bötzow Berlin in a current exhibition in Museum Pankow

“Green Treasures for Everyone!” is the tagline for the exhibit in Museum Pankow on Prenzlauer Allee titled “Discover Nature in Berlin-Pankow, Prenzlauer Berg and Weißensee” that opened on 10 July. Indeed, increasing numbers of green spaces are being made open to the public in the borough: “The current urban use of public green spaces would have been unthinkable in the past,” said exhibit curator Wolfgang Krause during the opening of the exhibit. Karen Thormeyer of the Grüne Liga named several reasons for this in her welcoming speech: “Green is good for the climate, but it also cleans the air and is a source of joy.”

The history of the development and current uses of palace gardens, people’s parks and hospital gardens as well as courtyards, garden plots, and nature preserves is documented through ten sections of the exhibit. The “Gardens for Harvesting, Drinking and Enjoyment” section presents the history of Bötzow Berlin, just five minutes away from the museum by foot: a historic photo shows the previous beer garden, an aerial photo the current state without the beer garden, and another the David Chipperfield Architects’ model – which includes a beer garden once more. Bötzow Berlin is hereby adding its part to assisting the borough to “get out of its green-space crisis” as Wolfgang Krause put it.

Incidentally, Museum Pankow is participating in a larger initiative that is working to create a GPS-supported green guide with 88 selected green areas.

Museum Pankow, Prenzlauer Allee 227/228

Opening hours: Tue–Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Exhibit run: 11.7.2015–7.2.2016

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“Green Treasures for Everyone!” is the tagline for the exhibit in Museum Pankow on Prenzlauer Allee titled “Discover Nature in Berlin-Pankow, Prenzlauer Berg and Weißensee” that opened on 10 July. Indeed, increasing numbers of green spaces are being made open to the public in the borough: “The current urban use of public green spaces would have been unthinkable in the past,” said exhibit curator Wolfgang Krause during the opening of the exhibit. Karen Thormeyer of the Grüne Liga named several reasons for this in her welcoming speech: “Green is good for the climate, but it also cleans the air and is a source of joy.”

The history of the development and current uses of palace gardens, people’s parks and hospital gardens as well as courtyards, garden plots, and nature preserves is documented through ten sections of the exhibit. The “Gardens for Harvesting, Drinking and Enjoyment” section presents the history of Bötzow Berlin, just five minutes away from the museum by foot: a historic photo shows the previous beer garden, an aerial photo the current state without the beer garden, and another the David Chipperfield Architects’ model – which includes a beer garden once more. Bötzow Berlin is hereby adding its part to assisting the borough to “get out of its green-space crisis” as Wolfgang Krause put it.

Incidentally, Museum Pankow is participating in a larger initiative that is working to create a GPS-supported green guide with 88 selected green areas.

Museum Pankow, Prenzlauer Allee 227/228

Opening hours: Tue–Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Exhibit run: 11.7.2015–7.2.2016

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Neo Rauch on Bötzow Berlin

Works by Neo Rauch from the Sammlung HGN are being exhibited in the Atelierhaus from 11 September 2015 to 15 March 2016.

Neo Rauch on Bötzow Berlin

Works by Neo Rauch from the Sammlung HGN are being exhibited in the Atelierhaus from 11 September 2015 to 15 March 2016.

This first Rauch solo exhibition in Berlin since 2009 is showing key works from the painting, sculpting, and graphic oeuvre of the 55-year old from between 2004 and 2015. In his paintings, the trailblazer of the New Leipzig School focuses on contrasting, sometimes even contradictory sensory and figurative elements as well as vibrant colours. Along with the self-contained graphic works, the two bronze sculptures in the show are of special significance: Neo Rauch has completed just three sculptures to date.

Opening hours: Thu.–Sat. 3–5:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Free admission.

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This first Rauch solo exhibition in Berlin since 2009 is showing key works from the painting, sculpting, and graphic oeuvre of the 55-year old from between 2004 and 2015. In his paintings, the trailblazer of the New Leipzig School focuses on contrasting, sometimes even contradictory sensory and figurative elements as well as vibrant colours. Along with the self-contained graphic works, the two bronze sculptures in the show are of special significance: Neo Rauch has completed just three sculptures to date.

Opening hours: Thu.–Sat. 3–5:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Free admission.

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Achieving the Impossible

Conceptual Art on Bötzow: the “Penrose Garden” installation decorates the yard of the Open Innovation Space along Prenzlauer Allee.

Achieving the Impossible

Conceptual Art on Bötzow: the “Penrose Garden” installation decorates the yard of the Open Innovation Space along Prenzlauer Allee.

“Innovation questions the very notion of impossibility,” is one of the statements on the website of SEREIN Konzeptkunst & Mikroarkitektur (conceptual art & microarchitecture).With the work made specifically for this location, the designers set about to achieve the unattainable: the creation of the so-called Penrose Triangle, which was considered an impossible object for almost a century. Nowadays it can be printed with a 3D printer, as was the case for this project, and in as almost as many variations as a person can dream up.

For the Penrose Garden, SEREIN used blocks of wood to cover the area and “planted” these with delicate Penrose Triangles of transparent Plexiglas. Online magazine Yanko Design described it as follows: “What you’re looking at is something innovative that also tries to humorize the ‘impossible architecture to possible architecture’ theme. […] This artificial landscape, aptly named “Penrose Garden” celebrates innovation and overcoming the impossible, be it even on a small scale!”

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“Innovation questions the very notion of impossibility,” is one of the statements on the website of SEREIN Konzeptkunst & Mikroarkitektur (conceptual art & microarchitecture).With the work made specifically for this location, the designers set about to achieve the unattainable: the creation of the so-called Penrose Triangle, which was considered an impossible object for almost a century. Nowadays it can be printed with a 3D printer, as was the case for this project, and in as almost as many variations as a person can dream up.

For the Penrose Garden, SEREIN used blocks of wood to cover the area and “planted” these with delicate Penrose Triangles of transparent Plexiglas. Online magazine Yanko Design described it as follows: “What you’re looking at is something innovative that also tries to humorize the ‘impossible architecture to possible architecture’ theme. […] This artificial landscape, aptly named “Penrose Garden” celebrates innovation and overcoming the impossible, be it even on a small scale!”

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Favourite Works

Favourite Works

Neo Rauch on Bötzow

“You’re seeing me here with my favourite artist and my favourite works,” said Prof. Hans Georg Näder, Ottobock CEO and dedicated art collector at the opening of the Neo Rauch exhibition in the Atelierhaus on Bötzow on 10 September 2015. As is always the case for openings on Bötzow, there was a fun mix of people. Before the approximately 160 guests – including numerous luminaries of business, politics and culture, Näder talked about how he purchased his first Neo Rauch work five years ago. In the meantime his collection allows a good overview of Neo Rauch’s oeuvre, a selection of which can be viewed in the Atelierhaus on Bötzow until April 2016.

Rosa Loy and Neo Rauch
Rosa Loy and Neo Rauch
Social Democratic Party Parliamentary Group Leader Thomas Oppermann with his daughter
Social Democratic Party Parliamentary Group Leader Thomas Oppermann with his daughter
EVA & ADELE
EVA & ADELE
Thomas Krüger from the Federal Agency for Civic Education and guest
Thomas Krüger from the Federal Agency for Civic Education and guest

“Neo Rauch is unparalleled – absolutely spectacular,” Näder said. Whenever he has time, he takes a seat in his Kunsthalle HGN in Duderstadt with a good cigar and a bottle of red wine in front of Die Fuhre (The Carriage), one of Rauch’s large-format paintings. EIGEN + ART gallery owner Gerd Harry “Judy” Lybke, who represents Neo Rauch, has a similar perspective.

In DIE ZEIT, a weekly German newspaper, he was once asked what he thought would be worth more in one hundred years, Babelsberg Palace or a Neo Rauch. “The Neo Rauch painting. […] A Neo Rauch is something for the ages.” On Bötzow he just said: “Take the time to really look at the works.” The guests very enthusiastically took him up on his suggestion.

Judy Lybke with the Neo Rauch Catalogue published by Special Edition Bötzow Berlin
Judy Lybke with the Neo Rauch Catalogue published by Special Edition Bötzow Berlin
Gregor Scholl and Tim Raue let themselves be inspired by Neo Rauch’s works for their culinary and cocktail creations
Gregor Scholl and Tim Raue let themselves be inspired by Neo Rauch’s works for their culinary and cocktail creations
“The New Rauch” Cocktail
“The New Rauch” Cocktail
Trout au bleu
Trout au bleu

What they saw had something magical about it: Neo Rauch works with contrasting visual elements and meanings, with purposeful breaches of logic, with connections to realistic motifs and a marvellous inventiveness. Starred chef Tim Raue was inspired by Neo Rauch’s magical realism for his most recent creations at La Soupe Populaire: a four-course meal that sounded much different than it looked, and tasted even more fabulously than is already expected. It included trout au bleu as sashimi, followed by lobster from Helgoland with butter, carrots and passionfruit. The third course was pork knuckle with kraut and mustard and, to top it all off, a Peach Melba disguised as a red-fruit pudding. Gregor Scholl of Le Croco Bleu was no less industrious and introduced his “The New Rauch” cocktail – lemon-grass infused gin with fresh apple juice, almond syrup, a squeeze of lemon, fresh ginger and Crème de Mure. It was served with creamy chocolate-banana bread.

 

The exhibition runs from 11 September 2015 to 3 April 2016.

On 5 March 2016, the exhibition will be closed.

Opening hours: Thu–Sat 3–5:30 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Free entry

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Neo Rauch on Bötzow

“You’re seeing me here with my favourite artist and my favourite works,” said Prof. Hans Georg Näder, Ottobock CEO and dedicated art collector at the opening of the Neo Rauch exhibition in the Atelierhaus on Bötzow on 10 September 2015. As is always the case for openings on Bötzow, there was a fun mix of people. Before the approximately 160 guests – including numerous luminaries of business, politics and culture, Näder talked about how he purchased his first Neo Rauch work five years ago. In the meantime his collection allows a good overview of Neo Rauch’s oeuvre, a selection of which can be viewed in the Atelierhaus on Bötzow until April 2016.

Rosa Loy and Neo Rauch
Rosa Loy and Neo Rauch
Social Democratic Party Parliamentary Group Leader Thomas Oppermann with his daughter
Social Democratic Party Parliamentary Group Leader Thomas Oppermann with his daughter
EVA & ADELE
EVA & ADELE
Thomas Krüger from the Federal Agency for Civic Education and guest
Thomas Krüger from the Federal Agency for Civic Education and guest

“Neo Rauch is unparalleled – absolutely spectacular,” Näder said. Whenever he has time, he takes a seat in his Kunsthalle HGN in Duderstadt with a good cigar and a bottle of red wine in front of Die Fuhre (The Carriage), one of Rauch’s large-format paintings. EIGEN + ART gallery owner Gerd Harry “Judy” Lybke, who represents Neo Rauch, has a similar perspective.

In DIE ZEIT, a weekly German newspaper, he was once asked what he thought would be worth more in one hundred years, Babelsberg Palace or a Neo Rauch. “The Neo Rauch painting. […] A Neo Rauch is something for the ages.” On Bötzow he just said: “Take the time to really look at the works.” The guests very enthusiastically took him up on his suggestion.

Judy Lybke with the Neo Rauch Catalogue published by Special Edition Bötzow Berlin
Judy Lybke with the Neo Rauch Catalogue published by Special Edition Bötzow Berlin
Gregor Scholl and Tim Raue let themselves be inspired by Neo Rauch’s works for their culinary and cocktail creations
Gregor Scholl and Tim Raue let themselves be inspired by Neo Rauch’s works for their culinary and cocktail creations
“The New Rauch” Cocktail
“The New Rauch” Cocktail
Trout au bleu
Trout au bleu

What they saw had something magical about it: Neo Rauch works with contrasting visual elements and meanings, with purposeful breaches of logic, with connections to realistic motifs and a marvellous inventiveness. Starred chef Tim Raue was inspired by Neo Rauch’s magical realism for his most recent creations at La Soupe Populaire: a four-course meal that sounded much different than it looked, and tasted even more fabulously than is already expected. It included trout au bleu as sashimi, followed by lobster from Helgoland with butter, carrots and passionfruit. The third course was pork knuckle with kraut and mustard and, to top it all off, a Peach Melba disguised as a red-fruit pudding. Gregor Scholl of Le Croco Bleu was no less industrious and introduced his “The New Rauch” cocktail – lemon-grass infused gin with fresh apple juice, almond syrup, a squeeze of lemon, fresh ginger and Crème de Mure. It was served with creamy chocolate-banana bread.

 

The exhibition runs from 11 September 2015 to 3 April 2016.

On 5 March 2016, the exhibition will be closed.

Opening hours: Thu–Sat 3–5:30 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Free entry

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