Brutalist church in Berlin repurposed as art gallery after 3-year restoration

German architect Werner Düttmann (1921-1983), a prominent postwar modernist, designed the Brutalist-style St. Agnes Church in 1967 as the centerpiece of a social housing community of the Kreuzberg area of Berlin, Germany, which had been leveled during World War II.

After years of neglect and threats of demolition, the church has made a comeback, reopening this May as König Galerie following a three-year restoration.

Art dealer Johann König, 33, son of publisher and art bookstore owner Walther König, acquired a 99-year-lease. He has now turned the church into a contemporary arts space.

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