The FLUTGRABEN main building is located directly on the former border of the Berlin Wall, east of the water channel that separates the districts of Kreuzberg and Treptow. The former industrial building is now heritage-protected and comprises around 50 artists’ studios in various sizes ranging from 12 to 170 square metres. A project space and the former machine hall (multipurpose hall) are available as additional production and presentation rooms. There is also a roof terrace, a guest studio, as well as adminstrative and project offices. The common areas can be rented temporarily.
The Project Space is a 210 sqm gallery hall on the second floor of the building. It hosts events and exhibitions of the FLUTGRABEN program. It is also available for rent for external projects.
The 235 sqm Multipurpose Hall is located on the first floor. It is used for large-scale production, performances, exhibitions, seminars, symposia, presentations and internal meetings of FLUTGRABEN members.
Located next to the main building is a small, four-storey Watchtower of the former border troops of the GDR. It is one of three remaining watchtowers of the Berlin Wall in the city area. Three days before the official end of border controls on 1 July 1990 it was occupied by the artist and singer-songwriter Karl Winkler and was subsequently rededicated as a “Museum of Forbidden Art”. After his death in 1994, the association “Museum der Verbotenen Kunst e. V.”, continued to operate until 2000, organizing exhibitions and events in the watchtower. Since 2000 it has been under the care of FLUTGRABEN e.V. and the building has hosted several exhibitions, talks, screenings, and residencies. It is supervised by the group The Watch.
The Roof Terrace is a social place, e.g. for having a break in summer and meeting other tenants. It is also used for site-specific installations, performances and photo shootings.