Therbusch'sche Ressource

Contrasting with an unremarkable exterior, it is the interior of this building that reveals its true beauty. Having housed the Sprüth Magers gallery for many years, with its exhibition halls looking out over the little-known Krausnick Park, the “Therbuschsche Ressource”, as this building was originally named, is still an important address on the arts and media scene. The views from the upper floors extend as far as Museumsinsel.


The property forms part of Berlin’s “Spandauer Vorstadt” listed historic site and is located in the development area of the same name. Originally built in 1842 and given the name “Therbuschsche Ressource”, it was used well into the 20th century as an entertainment venue for members of the upper bourgeoisie and officers’ class. In 1931, ownership was transferred to the Prussian state and it was used as a student residence and later as a faculty building of Berlin’s Humboldt University until 2003.


The property consists of one six-storey building with a side wing and a large hall in an extension that leads to the nearby park. The park itself measures some 8,000 m² and cannot be built on – it has recently been redeveloped by the local authorities. The upper floors of the main building offer a spectacular, unobstructed view of Museumsinsel.


The property is located on Oranienburger Strasse, one of the main thoroughfares in the Spandauer Vorstadt area of Berlin’s Mitte district. The urban landscape features a number of historic buildings, including the New Synagogue and several elegant residential blocks. Directly opposite the property, Monbijou Park is a green oasis that is perfect for taking time out and relaxing in, and also offers a fantastic view of the Museuminsel UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Transport connections

There is excellent access to the public transport system. The Oranienburger Strasse S-Bahn station (S1, S2 and S25) and the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station (S5, S7, S9 and S75) are very close, as are a number of tram and bus routes. The nationally connected Friedrichstrasse station is approx. ten minutes’ walk away.


Commercial units: 2
Gallery: approx. 1,800 m²
Advertising agency: approx. 1,250 m2
Total floor space: approx. 3,050 m²
Project architect: Barkow Leibinger Architekten
User: Galerie Sprüth Magers, Werbeagentur Serviceplan
Completion: 2008


Oranienburgerstraße 18, Berlin-Mitte