by Valentin Schipfer
Apparently post-industrial sites – especially former breweries – are becoming quite en vogue for cultural initiatives as well as for private investors. Unlike my recent post about the Kindl brewery in Neukölln, the decisions for Bötzow brewery in Prenzlauer Berg are not made by an artist’s collective but by one man – Hans Georg Näder. His plans are motivated by New York’s Chelsea Market and London’s Camden market.
The former Berliner Kindl brewery in Berlin-Neukölln
By Valentin Schipfer and Caspar Lundsgaard-Hansen
Probably the Berliner Kindl would have been proud to see what is going on at its place of birth nowadays – whether sober or tipsy. In these days the Vollgut GmbH and zuHause e.V. are preparing to carry out a responsible task in Berlin-Neukölln’s former Kindl Brewery: Until 2025, they plan to develop the district’s central facility for culture and creativity with supra-regional charisma in the part of Berlin with the highest density of residents with a migration background. Continue reading