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The transformation of the TON 1 studio building at our Atelier Gardens changemaker campus in Berlin is now complete.


Working with architects MVRDV, the new highly flexible, state-of-the-art events space has been carefully adapted from a 100-year-old listed film studio, with a sensitive intervention that preserves the character of the historic building.


An intricate overhead railing system, holding filigree curtains of various colours and finish, allows the space to be subdivided in multiple ways, while leaving the original structure completely untouched.


A whole range of uses can be hosted for up to 1,000 people, from large-scale concert performances and intimate workshops to conferences and film screenings.


The completion of TON 1 marks the latest milestone in the delivery of our iterative masterplan for the six-acre film studio site – one of the oldest in Europe – which is becoming the global home for pioneers of change.


Working closely with MVRDV, local architecture practice Hirschmüller Schindele Architects and landscape designers Harris Bugg Studio, the campus’ redundant studio and ancillary buildings are being carefully repurposed to create a flexible mix of event and workspace, alongside the site’s high-tech film and post-production facilities, with nature reintroduced throughout.


“In the way it combines the site’s long film-making heritage with an energetic new approach, Atelier Gardens will be a model for how to adapt and remain relevant in our ever-changing society. Our goal with the architecture was to reflect this spirit – at once respecting the site’s history and sustainably preserving the heritage structures, while also bringing an exciting transformation,”

Jacob van Rijs. Founding Partner, MVRDV

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