Venue 2017

The Arena Berlin is not only an architecturally unique building of our time, but also the perfect venue for the POSITIONS BERLIN Art Fair. The 6,500 sqm hall at the banks of the River Spree was built in 1927 according to the plans of the Imperial Commissioner of City Planning Franz Ahrens, who also designed the warehouse Jandorf in Berlin-Kreuzberg and the „Friedrichstrassen-Passage“ (today’s Tacheles).

With 100 meters length and 70 meters width, it was at his time the largest self-supporting hall in Berlin and one of the largest in Europe. The glazed front side of the hall complemented by the large skylights make Arena Berlin today to an exciting place in one of the most vibrant areas of Berlin. In striking distance are numerous bars, restaurants and clubs. Located directly next to the River Spree it also offers a sublime view over the neighboring Badeschiff, Jonathan Borofsky's famous "Molecule Man"-sculpture, and the Oberbaumbruecke up to the television tower.

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