ICD House of Arts & Culture

About

ICD House is a multi-purpose location that has been designed to provide an independent forum for interaction and exchange between groups and individuals from Berlin’s diverse communities including politicians, diplomats, cultural practitioners, academics, civil servants, and private sector representatives.

The ICD House of Arts & Culture is a 5-floor building located in the heart of Berlin on Genthinerstr 20, between the two main centers of the city - the “CityWest” and the “Mitte” - and in approximate walking distance from the famous Potsdamer Platz. The history of this unique building goes back to the 2000s, when it served as the headquarters and studios of the Berlin TV station FAB and was used as a Berlin media house. The ICD House of Arts & Culture serves as the Headquarters of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and its institutions below.

The ICD House of Arts & Culture includes the following components and public spaces:

Headquarters of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy »

The ICD House of Arts & Culture also serves as the Berlin Campus of the universities below:

“RED Berlin Culinary” »

(Restaurant, Event Room)

RED Berlin Culinary is the flagship institution of the Center for Culinary Creation and Excellence boasts the culinary talent of the Chefs of the Center who are responsible for the restaurant kitchen. The “RED Berlin Culinary” Menu offers the best of modern contemporary Southern European & Mediterranean Cuisine. The “Red Berlin Restaurant” serves up to 150 guests, including 2 different bars and outdoor seating for additional 50 guests. The restaurant includes a professional sound system to allow for live DJ to performances for all guests in the restaurant in each of the different bars and seating areas.

RED Ballroom »

The RED Ballroom is a multi-functional conference and concert hall located within the ICD House of Arts & Culture » in the heart of Berlin on Genthinerstr 20, between the two main centers of City-West and Mitte. It used to house the headquarters and studios of „Fernsehen aus Berlin„ (FAB) TV station and FAB Medienhaus. The RED Ballroom has a capacity of 357 m2 and can seat up to 300 people (plus up to 200 people in RED Berlin Restaurant). The RED Ballroom  has standing space for 600 people. The unique design of the RED Ballroom makes it perfect for larger entertainment events such as gala events.

„Sky Royal Lounge„ (to be launched in January 2016)

(The Penthouse Floor)

The penthouse floor accommodates the „Sky Royal Lounge„ to host exclusive receptions, cocktail and special events. This lounge can host in an elegant way, over 200 guests seated using the catering services from the restaurant located on the ground floor of the building. The „Sky Royal Lounge„ also includes a prestigious terrace that spans two entire sides of the building with panorama views of Berlin. The „Sky Royal Lounge„ is fully equipped with a professional sound and lighting system to accommodate the needs of different formats of events including a DJ or live music.

TV & Radio Recording Studios (to be launched in January 2016)

The Semi-Cellar Floor hosts TV and Radio recording studios as well as editing rooms for media production and photo labs. The studios are specially designed with sound insulated ceilings, all necessary technical equipment and air-conditioning for professional TV production or music recordings.