In September 2006, RADIALSYSTEM V was opened as a new creative space for the arts in Berlin. Formerly a turn of the century pumping station for the Berlin Water Services, RADIALSYSTEM V – situated in the urban centre of Berlin between Friedrichshain, Mitte and Kreuzberg – currently functions as a cultural centre where new ideas 'radiate' out in all directions, attracting artists and the public from within as well as beyond the city limits of Berlin.
The concept of dialogue plays a key role at RADIALSYSTEM V: the combination of apparently opposed concepts leading to a result that exceeds the sum of its parts is reflected in the architecture of the building - its balanced synthesis of old and new elements, as well as the house's involvement in the interaction of culture and economy. It is also mirrored in the artistic programs of the house, where early music interacts with contemporary dance, classical concerts are combined with new media and visual arts meet with live performance.
The basic thought of the concept of dialogue is: openness instead of restriction.
RADIALSYSTEM V - Space for Arts and Ideas