Radialsystem V – Space For Arts And Ideas

In September 2006, RADIALSYSTEM V was opened as a new creative space for the arts in Berlin. Formerly a turn of the century pumping station for the Berlin Wasserwerke (Berlin Water Services), RADIALSYSTEM V – situated in the urban centre of Berlin between Friedrichshain, Mitte and Kreuzberg – currently functions as a cultural centre where new ideas ‘radiate’ out in all directions, attracting artists and the public from within as well as beyond the city limits of Berlin.

“One thing is certain: Berlin has won an exciting new arts forum through Gerhard Spangenberg’s redesign of the former pumping station on the Spree River, put under historical preservation. RADIALSYSTEM V has quickly become known to the public and possesses a ‘radiance’ that spreads well beyond Berlin. This, because it is a unique attempt to combine innovative architecture and futuristic artistic concepts.” –Der Tagesspiegel 03.09.2007

© Photo: Sebastian Bolesch

An integral part of the venue’s concept is the dialogue between culture and business. RADIALSYSTEM V is now recognized as a first-class venue for receptions, symposiums and congresses – and this success is reflected in the constant stream of room bookings for political, commercial, science and media events of all kinds. With its spacious halls, panoramic studios, the timbered sun deck and the cobbled River Spree terrace with its own landing stage for boats, RADIALSYSTEM V boasts a range of outstanding spaces that make it the ideal location for conventions, gala events and media productions.

© Photo: Sebastian Bolesch

The spaces of RADIALSYSTEM V are closely connected with the structure and aesthetics of the building. The building’s main advantage is the fact that the rooms can be used simultaneously and flexibly for different productions and events.

The building follows the principle ‘form follows function’ revealing a clear and simple use of space. Using the empty as a starting point, all areas can be used flexibly and can be transformed as needed. The entire building can quickly be turned into a temporary exhibition space, a concert venue or a dance labyrinth, and then be rearranged to make room for congresses, trade shows, symposia, media events, and receptions.

© Photo: Markus Bachmann


For more information on the venue please visit the Radialsystem V website.