An old cabaret theatre from the roaring ’20s has been uncovered in the heart of Berlin.
The music hall theatre has been buried in 30 tonnes of rubble since 1934 when it closed, perhaps as part of a crackdown on the cabaret scene by the Nazi regime.
Discovered by accident by Dirk Moritz of the Moritz Gruppe, the three level musical hall and restaurant was a cabaret venue and featured a grand ballroom, a theatre, beautiful wall paintings and vaulted stuccoed ceilings.
© Moritz Gruppe GmbH/Ronny Goyn
Moritz will renovate the three story building, called the SECRET GARDEN, which will comprise spaces for performances and exhibitions, studios, meetings and conferences, and luxury apartments for short term and executive rental.
Project developers, the Moritz Gruppe, asked multinational architects LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) to work with them on the design of the spaces.