KW defines itself as "a laboratory for communicating and advancing contemporary cultural developments by means of exhibitions, workshops and resident artists' studios, as well as by collaborating with artists or other institutions and by commissioning works". The front on Auguststraße is occupied by a baroque "Stadtpalais" (city palace), a listed building from the second half of the 18th century. Once passed the gateway, you discover a pleasant courtyard, often used for open air exhibitions and installations. In the corner of the courtyard, the American artist Dan Graham added the Café Bravo pavilion. The glass and steel construction sets its surroundings in motion, playing a game of refraction, reflection and transparency.
Konk collects especially works of Berlin-based designers. You will find a handpicked selection of women's clothes featuring exclusive work, ranging from c.neeon to other now-staple designers like Kaviar Gauche, Bo van Melskens, Frazius and Von Wedel & Tiedecken.
Kleine Hamburger Strasse 15
Originally opened in 1891, the market hall has returned. You may find not only natural made cheese, biological eggs, fresh fish, bread, honey, flowers and home made cakes. There's are also a great cafe where you can get a good Saturday morning coffee.
There used to be no pizza and no men working at this popular Italian and although men are now allowed in the kitchen, there’s still no pizza. However the food is great and I like the familiar atmosphere.