The House of World Cultures is a place for international contemporary arts and a forum for current developments and discourses. In the capital Berlin, it presents artistic productions from all over the world with special consideration of non-European cultures and societies.
Visual arts, music, literature, performing arts, film, scientific discourse and digital media are combined into a unique interdisciplinary program in Europe.
April 18, 2017
Since its founding in March 1989 , the House of World Cultures has been based in the former congress hall on the banks of the Spree in the Tiergarten and government district. As an icon of architectural modernism, the congress hall has become a prominent symbol of the German-American alliance.  In the vernacular of Berlin, the building is also known by its name under the name "Pregnant Oyster".
September 3, 2019
The Berliners affectionately call the building "the pregnant oyster".You will find the main entrance via the basin jetty"The vaulted roof spans the auditorium, which offers seating for around 1000 participants. Below the sloping auditorium is a high room for the foyer, into which a continuous strip of windows lets in daylight. The former main entrance to the foyer led over the roof terrace, which is 92 m The outer roof has a maximum span of 61 m as the crow flies and a vertex radius of 77.3 m between the low points; the two prestressed concrete arches extend over a radius of 110 m each. Below the roof terrace are another two storeys , there are further functional areas such as an exhibition hall with around 1000 m², conference rooms, theater hall, restaurant, bookstore. "Source: Wikipedia
March 16, 2021
The "world economy" is on the Spree side. Delicious pizzas, salads and snacks are served at lunchtime, followed by other dishes from the late afternoon. From the terrace you have a great view of the Spree. The hall impresses with its retro look.More information: weltwirtschaft.berlin
July 18, 2021
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