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Design for Futurium at the Berlin Central Station
Design for Futurium at the Berlin Central Station © Richter Musikowski Architekten

Futurium

A glance into the world of tomorrow

The Futurium – Berlins centre for shaping the future – is located in the heart of the city. It is open to all those who are interested in the future and want to take an active role in shaping it.

Please note: The current opening and closing hours and special hygiene rules for the Covid-19 are available on this website.

The unique building hosts an exhibition with vivid scenarios, an interactive hands-on laboratory, and an event forum as a place of dialogue all under one roof. It offers space for exciting discussions, debate, exploration, creative workshops and visionary ideas. Discover, discuss, try it out – the Futurium gives its visitors a glance into the world of tomorrow. It presents the challenges of the future and the various building blocks with which the future can be shaped.  The Futurium is also a place for encounters: politics, science, business and society come together here to exchange ideas about the future. All of this is available on 3,200 square metres spanning three floors.

Future exhibition

On the top floor, visitors can find the extraordinary exhibition. It displays visionary objects and provides experiences to arouse the visiors’ interest in the future. The exhibition shows how possible futures could look like. How will someone live and work in ten or twenty years? How will people in the future be able to feed themselves and what forms of energy will they use? Here, visitors can discover possible answers in different worlds that each put different emphasis on technologies, nature or society. Visitors are invited to discover different options for the future and decide for themselves which one they prefer – and how they can shape it.

Futurium Lab

Touch, participate, test it out. The basement is home to the Futurium Laboratory. Here, one is allowed to touch everything that will shape our future. New technologies like 3D printers and laser cutters are available for anyone to discover – any participant can even turn their own ideas into products right away. For example, visitors can check out the test kitchen to see if insects will be their diet of tomorrow, program some software together with a hackathon team, or test surprising prototypes. Everyone is invited to participate, with or without previous knowledge.

Events

Meet experts, listen to visionaries, discuss paths to a liveable future, and develop creative ideas with others – the Futurium offers space for all of this on the ground floor. The event forum will dive deep into the topics explored in the Future exhibition, and will provide stimulus for shaping the future. Everything is possible, and diversity is expressly encouraged: from presentations to workshops and future slams to theatre performances

The house - planned by Richter Musikowski Architekten - is friendly to the environment as an almost zero-energy building and fully accessible. Large windows will allow for panoramic views of the city and the River Spree. The accessible roof and a public restaurant and café will be another attraction.

The futurium will open up on 5 September 2019.