“A – FENCE” is one of the biggest street art projects in Berlin. “A-Fence” is a combination of the English word “fence” and the letter “A”, which stands for Alexanderplatz. Since 2019, over a period of two years, four different temporary street arts projects will occupy the 170-240-metre-long construction fence in the immediate vicinity of the Park Inn Hotel on Alexanderplatz. The aim is to transform a simple construction fence into a tangible, inspiring moment for all visitors to Alexanderplatz. With its construction fence, Covivio offers the artists an area that is used as a platform for artistic expression and interpretation on the respective theme.

Now “A – FENCE” is going into the next exhibition. On 18 June 2021, our public gallery will start, in which a total of 10 artists will present their thoughts and ideas on the theme of “flourishing”. Within a very short time, colourful designs will be created on the approximately 170-metre-long fence.

The artists will be accompanied by curator, author and CEO of Street Art Berlin Dr. Diana Marossek. Street Art Berlin organises local, national and international art projects, exhibitions, events, murals, commissions and artist exchanges – always in cooperation with the wishes and needs of the artists on their side.

Now “A – FENCE” is going into the next exhibition. On 18 June 2021, our public gallery will start, in which a total of 10 artists will present their thoughts and ideas on the theme of “flourishing”. Within a very short time, colourful designs will be created on the approximately 170-metre-long fence.

The artists will be accompanied by curator, author and CEO of Street Art Berlin Dr. Diana Marossek. Street Art Berlin organises local, national and international art projects, exhibitions, events, murals, commissions and artist exchanges – always in cooperation with the wishes and needs of the artists on their side.

The first street artist, James Reka, started in August 2019 on a total area of 160 metres and covered the fence with an abstract painting that stands out with strong lines, dynamic movements and bold colours. In this way, a simple construction fence was transformed into an inspiring insight into the art world of Reka. The work was accompanied by Yasha Young, curator and director of the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin until the end of 2019.

In the second round, Age Age and the artist duo RON MILLER designed the construction fence. Under the motto “We are Europe”, the artists choose motifs that represent the solidarity and common strength of a united Europe. Age Age’s work focuses on the development of Europe. With many detailed elements, Age Age tells a story of transformation, change and challenge that gave rise to the united, strong and also adaptable Europe we know today.  RON MILLER focus on the feminine side of Europe. They present Europe from the perspective of 10 European heroines who have done extraordinary things for Europe, the world, humanity or themselves.

Covivio promotes the development of artists across Europe, believing that art contributes to the identity of a place and the building of a shared space, while stimulating exchange and creativity. With the “1 building, 1 piece of art” programme, Covivio thus aims to contribute to the promotion of artists who create the art of tomorrow. In 2017, Covivio joined the programme, which was launched by the Ministry of Culture in 2015, and has since been using the approach in new or renovated Covivio buildings in France, Italy and Germany. As the owner of the large building plot at Alexanderplatz, where the Park Inn Hotel is also located, Covivio is developing a high-rise project that will unite the themes of working, living and housing.

Already in the run-up to the realisation of the new high-rise, the aim of the art project “A-FENCE” is to reflect inspiring moments, new impressions and diversity to Alexanderplatz and thus to the people who experience this place.  Alexanderplatz combines the diverse aspects of an international metropolis and is the city’s landmark and hot spot. A place of history, of transit for around 360,000 people every day and a place that is marked by a great past and at the same time stands for the future of Berlin’s new centre.

About Covivio

Covivio is one of the leading European real estate companies with a history of more than 20 years. As a specialist in office, hotel and residential real estate, Covivio is active in Europe’s most important metropolises and owns and manages properties primarily in Germany, France and Italy. As an investor and project developer, Covivio’s vision is to combine working, travelling and living and to develop innovative mixed-use concepts. www.covivio.immo