cheap but sexy is Berlin’s slogan, and this was Basically the clients brief. We were commissioned to design “the best location in Berlin” but we had to fit it into a tight bud- get. We opted for materials that would combine the modernity of east Berlin with the classicism of west berlin - we relied heavily on stainless steel for the feature of the bar, while cladding all walls with a dark warm veneer. for the lighting we used solid acrylic rods which give the illusion of being full of water. for the lounge area we used glass for the wall treatments and for the ceiling mirroring the numerous glazed facades of east berlin.
in the club area we created a lighting system that spans the whole ceiling of the space with an additional feature above the stage. above the stage we conjured up a cloud like light sculpture consisting of 540 kilometers of fiber optic wire. the wire is divided into 1550 individual pixels making it extremely dynamic and at the same time depend- ing on the programing could be very gentle.
the vip lounge was made to look like a bud-oar with its wall to wall carpet and upholstered wall.