st. agnes, a former church located in kreuzberg-berlin, is one of the few examples of brutalist architecture in germany.
werner düttmann, the director of urban development for west berlin, built the catholic complex in 1967.
st. agnes is a very successful example of the function change in berlin. in 2011, local art dealer johann könig renovated the structure which was in a terrible condition and turned it into a cultural hub with the architect arno brandlhuber.
this modest look, windowless walls and stark form was designed to mislead since it hides a fascinating, light-filled space inside.
and now it’s even more surprising since it houses a variety of different tenants: from the könig gallery to the studio of 032c magazine, from an architecture firm to new york university’s berlin office.