One of the more outstanding Berlin art galleries is the recently rebuilt and re-opened Platoon Kunsthalle (they moved to their new location from nearby Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz). Designed as a meeting place/art gallery, the concept behind Platoon (with a dependance also in Seoul) is that it is ‘made up of overseas cargo containers, […] so the flexible space can also be used for events, exhibitions, workshop, and discussion’.
And it surely shows: what other Berlin gallery can claim a building crane that enables it to re-design the outlook and array of its buildings at a whim? They also host panels, parties and concerts, and I attended the Amanda Palmer show here where they painted a giant ‘Amanda’ in huge letters on the containers. Impressive.