to the art museum as we know it

HO|Berlin represents a contemporary museum typology which is in strong demand. It was not designed along maximum safety objectives of the established art scene but along minimum housing requirements for a wide and varied non-elite scene of artists designers & makers.

Spacial flexibility of the ex-supermarket for a diverse mix of art and event formats is in stark contrast to highly specialized, inflexible and technically over-orchestrated public museum buildings.

Due to the simple and in-expensive fit-out standard it was even possible to paint, change or even destroy parts in HO|Berlin and repair at low cost afterwards.

HO|Berlin is seen as anti-thesis to public museums which – planned and build in long-term processes at tremendous costs – consist of optimally climatized security areas which are unflexible and expensive in operation.