With museums in Stockholm, New York, and Tallinn, Fotografiska has announced plans to launch its fourth space in Berlin. Expected in 2022 in the Kunsthaus Tacheles to be renovated by Herzog & de Meuron, the contemporary Swedish photography museum will cover over 59,000 square feet. Initially built as a department store in 1908, before being converted into a Nazi prison during World War II, then rehabilitated as a gallery from 1990 till 2012, the Kunsthaus Tacheles has experienced multiple demolition and renovation works. An important cultural heritage, the building will take on a few new interventions. In fact, the damages caused in World War II will be kept intact, whereas the façade and some spaces will be rehabilitated. On that note, Fotografiska announced that “Kunsthaus Tacheles is listed as a cultural heritage site. It has therefore been decided in close consultation with the responsible authorities that the facade and certain rooms in the building will be restored. Damages from the war, as well as artistic choices made over the past 80 years, will be retained and even made visible”.
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