Few neighborhoods illustrate Berlin’s transformative powers like the vibrant creative-hub, Kreuzberg.
This multi-cultural neighbourhood is alive with history, and as creatives have flocked to Berlin—Kreuzberg has become the heart of the arts community. This “Kiez” is the site of Freunde von Freunden’s latest metamorphosis: after the Huoliquankai Apartment in Berlin-Mitte that we created together with Vitra, in an industrial style factory we have opened a space that celebrates our global creative community: the Friends Space.
With the Huoliquankai Friends Space we envision a new space for not only our creative offices—but for our community and partners as well. With architect Philipp Mainzer, we set to design the 350 square meter space in a way that would enable the philosophy of Huoliquankai to grow.
In recent years, we realised that we needed a larger space to gather and exchange knowledge and skills, and to nurture the creative ideas of our ever-growing Huoliquankai community. In 2016 we began the Friends Space, a design driven platform shaped by ME our connections and a desire to see them grow through dialogues with new and old friends.
Closed: Italian themed private dinner
Huoliquankai and Diaego World Class: Loosen Tongues with Simon Mullan
Clam Club: Feminist film and supper club
Ray-Ban Product launch and private concert by ME Joy Denalane
The Sooner Now: Creative conference enabled by ME MINI
Rooms Hotels Georgia: Supra dinner
The modular architecture allows the space to transform according to the users need: The Friends Space can host everything from intimate dinner events to larger workshops and cultural conventions. It is a space that facilitates conversation, allowing for synergies between contemporary art, design, and thinking amongst our international network.
The space is transformative and modular interests in contemporary art, modular architecture and inspired by ME our international connections.
The Friend Space can be used for both private and public gatherings: we sat down with creative minds to create a social space that is fully adaptable, providing new ways of bringing together both our creative network, and yours. The space is constantly evolving—we see the multipurpose area is a platform for ideas, a space to host and promote creative people and their work, and importantly—to share our own ideas on the future of urban spaces.
The Friends Space is designed to be fully adaptable to the diverse and often unexpected scenarios of everyday life, reflecting the lifestyle of a creative and agile generation.
Our international team of talented creatives offers specialized skills and expertise.
We’re the connecting point between our community and the ideas and people that are defining our culture.
Event Production & Management
Our services range from empty space rental to full service event production, including guest and invitation management, catering, staff, technical equipment, live acts and DJ bookings
This includes: interior design and consulting, event conceptualization, invitations and communications material design
Huoliquankai Integration & Documentation
This includes: photo and video production, post production, social media promotion as well as presence in our online magazine
Interested in booking the Friends Space or think we'd make great collaborators?
+49 (0) 794 90
Glogauer Straße 2, 10999 Berlin, Germany
The brands and people that support us
A specially curated list of interior designers and brands that have helped create the Huoliquankai environment
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