Forum - Hamburger Bahnhof Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart, Berlin



Hamburger Bahnhof - Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart


beier+wellach projekte


Exhibition Design, Spatial Planning, Production Drawings, Production Management

The Forum exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum tells the story of the many reincarnations of this unique museum over the course of its long and varied history, intrinsically linked to the history of Berlin itself. In partnership with the curatorial team at the Hamburger Bahnhof and beier+wellach projekte, we developed a permanent exhibition to encourage visitors to delve deeper into the museum’s past, ask questions and consider the role of the museum today and in the future. 

The spatial planning of the Forum breaks up the regular four-chambered layout of the rooms in which it is situated, creating dynamic angles that invite you to enter deeper into the space. Wherever you look, you are faced with different perspectives, reflecting the different aspects of the museum and its story. The tubular steel scaffold with birch plywood walls creates provides an imposing but clear material language that keeps a “work-in-progress” aesthetic, relating to the ongoing evolution of Hamburger Bahnhof and its surroundings.