S-Bahn / U-Bahn / Bus Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten
Since its founding in 2000, C/O Berlin has been presenting a lively cultural program of international stature. As an exhibition centre for photography, C/O Berlin presents the work of renowned artists, organizes events, promotes talented young artists, and accompanies children on voyages of discovery through our visual culture. C/O Berlin is a private institution that distinguishes itself through modern entrepreneurial thinking and innovative cultural management. Intensive educational work and close cooperation with institutions worldwide make C/O Berlin a unique locus of cultural exchange – one of a kind not only in Berlin, but in the whole of Germany.
Light, simple and filigree – the Amerika Haus was built in 1956/57 on the occasion of the International Building Exhibition according to the plans of the architect Bruno Grimmek. Up until 2006, it served as a cultural meeting place and information centre for US citizens – incorporating a cinema, library and exhibition spaces. After many years of the building being used as a temporary location, C/O Berlin re-connected with its original function and opened up the building in fall 2014 once again to a wider culture-loving audience. This revitalisation is also reflected in the architecture – a careful deconstruction and exposure of the original building substance, combined with a linking of the old and new and the application of the modern standards of a professional, museum infrastructure. In this way, C/O Berlin will create new spaces for cultural encounters and creative ideas at the Amerika Haus.