In contrast to the historical palace facades of the future Humboldt Forum, the architectural design of the Humboldt-Box presents the planned project’s contents in a futuristic shell, making it an innovative showcase for the soon-to-be-constructed Berlin Palace. Directly opposite Lustgarten and the Berlin cathedral, the unusual structure that now stands on Schlossplatz strikes a compelling note in the heart of the city. Dubbed in the press as ‘the temporary symbol of Berlin’, the Humboldt-Box has ranked as one of the city’s key attractions since its opening in June 2011. The structure was designed by Berlin-based architects Krüger Schuberth Vandreike.
Spread across five floors are various exhibition and venue spaces, a video screening area, a gift shop, and a restaurant that boasts large terraces overlooking the city. The first floor contains a display presented by the Förderverein Berliner Schloss and the Stiftung Berliner Schloss – Humboldt Forum which outlines the history of the site and the development of the new palace designed by the architect Franco Stella. On the second and third floor, innovative exhibition concepts on topics like globalization, migration and religion with objects from different Berlin museums are on display.
Please note: Humboldt-Box is closed since 1 January 2019.