We spent most of 2018 reimagining what betahaus could be. Without the limitations of our original building, we had the chance to envision an entirely new space that still feels like ours.
We went to viewings all across Berlin trying to find a flexible location that was big enough for our community and cool enough to replace the house where we got our start. Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23 looked like home from the minute we walked inside, with hidden hallways and a rooftop terrace; what we didn’t quite expect was that we’d find two spaces that we really loved.
Our chance came up to open a second space in Berlin, so we're taking it! At the beginning of 2019, we'll open betahaus | Neukölln for coworking and events and we're pretty damn excited about it.
betahaus | Neukölln will be located at Harzer Straße 39 in the Geyer-Werke building. The space is spread across six floors and will be divided up into coworking areas, makers workshops, studios, event spaces, and tons of team rooms. You’ll have access to a courtyard with a garden and a pond where you can take a break during the workday. And in case you’re wondering, we're working on a membership perk where you could work from either of our locations with just one membership.
“Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23 will continue to be our HQ, while our space at Harzer Straße 39 will be about reconnecting with the makers and freelancers that made Berlin awesome in the first place,” says betahaus Co-Founder Christoph Fahle. “We chose the building in Neukölln because it is a super awesome historical site in an up-and-coming neighborhood. There is not much coworking in Neukölln yet, so we hope to contribute to the general infrastructure and build a space where there is nothing else so far.”
What do you think of our newest location? We're hosting a dedicated betabreakfast on 1 November where we’ll be looking at plans for the space (9:30am) before we head over to the new building for a tour (11:30am).
In the meantime, you can always email us at email@example.com or stop by our Front Desk with questions. We can't wait to share our ideas and get your input on this new location while everything is still in progress. Until then!
Have you met .. the Softblobs? Since moving back to Berlin from the US, Gesine Krätzner has been making strange creatures out of fabric that she calls Softblobs. They are cute, random, and they'll be waiting in The Basement if you want to try playing around with them.
From toys made of fabric, we’re moving onto wooden sculptures. Matt Danko knows how to bring wood to life and does it amazingly in his free time. In The Basement, he’ll show his latest furniture pieces and sculptures.
In the same room as Matt, you’ll find Lisa Büscher, who has prepared for us a hyper realistic sculpture presentation that gives it the touch of the extreme, surrealistic and absurd. She de- and reconstructs and reorganizes human bodies like Utopia does society.
Colette is a Berlin-based creative working in photography, art direction and set design. Through her visuals she explores intimacy and anonymity. The space that falls somewhere in between.
Ocean. Now! is a collective that accelerates ocean protection. They work with different types of art to motivate our society to protect the Ocean -Now!
In the early afternoon, based in The Garden, you’ll meet Amaury BOUQUET. He’s a Berlin-based French artist from Saint Maur des Fossés, who has a background in social innovation and loves to play with symbols in his works. At 10 Years in beta, he’ll do his special Humanist Tarot readings from 4-6pm.
Parallel to him, also in The Garden, Sebastian Olivares will be painting live a special Mandala created for betahaus. Sebastian is a Berlin-based visual artist who specializes in painting mandala murals and has painted murals in Germany, Chile, Australia and Thailand.
Throughout the day ilan katin will be putting the party vibes onto a mural, specially created for betahaus. He's a Neukölln-based artist with experience in visual work, both static and performative, graphic design, illustration, comics, installations, animation and live video.
We think this one speaks for itself. If you need a little glitz or glitter to get you into the party spirit, come early and we'll do the rest.
Last, but not least, special thanks to our lovely partners who are helping us making this event happen.
Pilsner Urquell and Fritz Cola for the drinks, Emmy, Drivy, FrameRight, CoffeeCircle, Dream Facilitation, Moruga and BioWine for supporting our Prize Draw and our media partners from Silicon Allee, ASK HELMUT, Creative City Berlin and TechCode.