About Battleship Berlin
Berlin’s brutalist heritage is under fire. The city’s powerful Charité hospital wants to destroy a brutalist icon of the Cold War era: The infamous former animal research laboratory called the Mäusebunker. Meanwhile, a dedicated group of politicians, preservationists, architects, gallerists, and students fight for an adaptive reuse of these magnificent, uncompromisingly unique structures.
Who will win?
No matter the outcome, you’re left with the impression that preservation can be brutal.
This event was organized by MAS Context in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Chicago.
This event was a partner program of the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Director & Producer: Nathan Eddy
Director of Photography: Kevin Kline
Editor & Sound Mix: Leonardo Franke
Music: Dickey Doo
World Premiere: Berlin (June 26)
Cinema hall of the Embassy of the Czech Republic (September 15)