Forum for the contemporary arts and current debates

The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures) is located in Tiergarten in the former Congress Hall and is a forum for the contemporary arts and current debates. It has a special focus on non-European cultures and societies.

USA’s contribution to the INTERBAU 1957 building exhibition in Berlin

The building was constructed in 1957 by the American architect Hugh Stubbins as a contribution to the International Architecture Exhibition „INTERBAU“ in Berlin. Stubbins described the symbolic value of his architectural design as ‘completely free’. The form of the curved roof bore a striking resemblance to that of wings.

The convention centre, which was co-funded by the U.S. government, is a symbol of German-American friendship and is there for enabling the free exchange of ideas.