Summer break – the vanguard Berlin theatre Volksbühne closed its doors barricating the iconic limestone facade with five additional columns. The international architectural collective osa – office for subversive architecture realised this meaningful temporary installation on the front of the historical building.
Planned and built in 1913 by the German architect Oskar Kaufmann the Berlin Volksbühne became one of the first political theatres under the management of the famous artistic director Erwin Piscator in the 1920s. Today the provocative stagings of directors such as René Pollesch, Christoph Schlingensief or Frank Castorf still grab the headlines and are definitely worth a visit!
16 July – 28 August 2010, Volksbühne, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin