Temporary cultural use

As a project developer, we see ourselves as a company that helps to create towns and cities and whose job is to contribute to their long-term overall development. The question as to whether urban districts and quarters function as social spaces cannot be answered solely by architects or urbanistic aspects. Connecting footpaths, incubators and infrastructure are by all means important, but are not the be all and end all on the way to successful, sustainable urban development. Which is why we believe that project developers also have a social responsibility. One way of shouldering this responsibility can be the temporary and mixed use of urgently needed space for art and culture..

Temporary intervention in urban spaces

PANDION is actively involved in the nationwide temporary cultural use of its properties and advocates the networking of property owners, art, culture and the neighbourhood as well as the temporary use of properties in Berlin as an honorary founding member and partner of the initiative Transiträume Berlin. This is in line with our motto of “Partner for living spaces”, because spaces for art are living space for artists and enrich the living space of the local residents and office workers.

We laid the foundations for our commitment in the field of temporary use for artistic projects in 2017 in Berlin with the world’s biggest temporary urban art gallery “THE HAUS –” in a former bank building on Nürnberger Straße in Schöneberg. Before the rather dated building was finally demolished, we demonstrated over a period of eight weeks that the creative side of Berlin has not beaten a retreat and that it can even conquer the Kurfürstendamm. 168 artists turned the former bank building into a world of art that attracted around 80,000 visitors within a very short space of time. It sometimes pays off to be bold, as the famous “immobilienmanager Award 2018” made clear: we were honoured in the category communication for this action. This award is regarded as the real-estate industry’s “Oscar” and is presented every year by the Immobilien Manager Verlag for the best projects, services and minds in the German-speaking real-estate sector.

Your contact person

Eva Nieuweboer

Project Manageress Art, Culture & Events

Temporary uses in retrospect


Düsseldorf city centre


Berlin Kreuzberg


Berlin Charlottenburg


Berlin Friedrichshain