Yorck Passage Cinema

Berlin 2021

One of Berlin‘s oldest cinemas shines again. A new allure has been brought to the foyer and two smaller auditoriums of the landmark Passage cinema in Neukölln, built in 1908, through a series of precise interventions. Like two previous cinema projects by our studio, Delphi Lux and Blauer Stern, the Passage Kino also belongs to the Yorck Kinogruppe.
The signature arched windows in the building‘s façade are echoed in the form of the new bar inside. The colour scheme takes its lead from the earthy reddish-brown of the original preserved linoleum flooring in the foyer. This colour palette is supplemented with natural tones, including that of the fixtures‘ pale cork surfaces and the bar‘s bright pistachio green.
In a resource-conservative approach, part of the original Corten steel cladding of the previous bar has been upcycled and reinstalled. The original brass light fittings and marvellous historic plaster mouldings were also restored.
New podiums were installed in both smaller auditoriums. The walls of one auditorium are clad in folded dark blue fabric, which highlights the yellow-upholstered seating rows. The other auditorium is a modern interpretation of the classic cinema interior with a palette of rusty reds and vertical strip lights.

TEAM Anke Müller, Patrick Batek
COMPLETION November 2021
AREA. 325 sqm
MATERIALS Linoleum, corten steel, HPL, plastic mirror, natural stone, fabric, velvet