The Thempelhof Airport building is among the most spectacular architectural structures in Berlin.
The 300.000 m2 building is a testimony to world events of the 20th century.
Built between 1936 and 1941, the complex reflects the monumentalist thinking behind Nazi architecture but also representes a landemark in civil engineering. It became a symbol for freedom owing to its use by the Americans after the Second World War, in particular during the Airlift in 1948/49.
The listed building has functioned as an event venue since its closure in 2008.
The former aeroplane hangars draws people from around the world; many come to make music, hold congresses or showcase their innovative ideas and products. A mere five kilometres from the Brandeburg Gate, the airport building provides the perfect space and setting for these big occasions. The old administration offices are being turned into workspaces for creative people and educational institutions.
Tempelhof Airport is well on the way to becoming a thriving location for future generations.