A linear street panorama of the final section of the Oranienburger Strasse in Berlin before ending at Friedrichstrasse (to the right). The most prominent building here is the former Kunsthaus Tacheles (Art House Tacheles). The image was shot on the 25th of march 2012, the Art House was finally closed in September 2012 to serve interests of the investors. Originally it was part of the Friedrichstrassenpassage (built 1907-1908), a passage way building stretching through the backside area towards Friedrichstrasse. It was initally used as a big department store (for example used by Wertheim). Partially damaged in WWII the buildings further decayed during GDR times and large parts of it were pulled down in the 1980s. The section on the Oranienburger Strasse was the only remaining part, which was saved from destruction by the art group Tacheles, which occupied the building in february 1990 and went on to use it as an art house. During the following two decades the complex gained importance in the Berlin Art Scene providing ateliers for artists, event spaces, exhibition spaces, a cinema and gastronomy.
There are more Berlin streets we photographed in our archive, which you can find by grey markers on our worldmap. In case you are interested in us creating a streetline montage for one of these streets please contact us.