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DAZ – an initiative of the Association of German Architects BDA

The DAZ is an initiative of the Association of German Architects BDA and it is a laboratory for ideas , a place of exchange and debate. The Artistic Director Matthias Böttger asks “Who makes the city? What is architecture? How can social objectives and formal synthesis, robust responsibility and fragile creativity be combined? How can speculative practice change architecture?” Architecture´s task is not only to provide solutions, but to name and describe new challenges. Architecture provides no definitive answers, but remains open for questions – you are cordially invited to share and discuss!

In workshops, exhibitions, discussions, Y-Table talks film evenings and book presentations architects, urban planners, artists and interested citizens, discuss current issues in architecture, spacial production and urban society.

The DAZ is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

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Team / Contact

Artistic Director
Matthias Böttger

Program and Events
Kristina Eschler, Tel. +49 30 27 87 99 -30
Laura Holzberg, Tel. +49 30 27 87 99 -29

Luise Flade, Tel. +49 30 27 87 99 -28

Rental and Technical service
Andreas Schleuder, Tel. +49 30 27 87 99 -12, mobile +49 177 40 00 701

Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ
Wilhelmine-Gemberg-Weg 6, 2. courtyard, entrance H1
10179 Berlin-Mitte

DAZ office:
Entrance C, First Floor – c/o Bund Deutscher Architekten BDA

Opening hours
Due to the current developments around the Corona virus the DAZ and therefore our exhibition “Critical Care” will be closed from Friday, March, 13, 2020.

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How to get there

Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ
Wilhelmine-Gemberg-Weg 6,
2nd courtyard, entrance H1
10179 Berlin-Mitte

Public transport:
DB Ostbahnhof
S3, S5, S7, S75 (Jannowitzbrücke, Ostbahnhof)
U8 (Heinrich-Heine-Straße)
U2 (Märkisches Museum)
BUS 265 (Michaelkirchstraße)
BUS 147 (Bethaniendamm)

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Rent the DAZ

In the middle of the strongly developing area of the river Spree between Berlin Mitte and Kreuzberg, the DAZ is located in the immediate vicinity of the Radialsystem, the Heizkraftwerk Mitte, Spreefeld and the Ostbahnhof. On the site are offices of various architecture and engineering companies, design agencies and a restaurant with an outdoor terrace.

As an open house, the DAZ offers space for conferences, seminars, lectures and exhibitions with flexible and individually tunable infrastructure, covering around 210 square meters of public as well as private institutions and companies. Design your event at the German Architecture Center (DAZ), which offers a special setting with its central location and its program of events around architecture and the city.

E-Mail: vermietung(at)
T:  +49 30 27 87 99 12
F:  +49 30 27 87 99 15
M: +49 177 400 07 01




“Our exhibitions are intended to to work on actual developments and thus to talk about teh future architecture. The exhibitions are speculations about architecture which not only involve architects. “Matthias Böttger, Artistic Director DAZ

The exhibitions in the DAZ serve produce the public. More than models, sketches or photos show strong artistic positions. Special events – discussions, workshops, book presentations or dinner – are very important to us.