Studios / Ateliers / Creative offices

Genslerstraße 13-13a
13055 Berlin



Intelligence Department Studios

The Intelligence Department Studios, built in 1985 and located within the former Operative Technical Sector building in the restricted area of the Berlin-Alt-Hohenschönhausen, was originally operated by the Ministry of State Security. At one point responsible for the development, production and maintenance of all espionage equipment, including wiretapping devices, cameras, camouflage and monitoring instruments, the building is now offering studio spaces for artists, ranging from 18 to 150 square meters. The studios have 3.84 meter high ceilings, large, wide windows, and are equipped with a sink and central heating. High power voltage and internet connection are available upon request. The building is also equipped with a large-scale freight elevator, parking spaces, showers and separate storage units that can also be rented. It is easily accessible, 24 hours a day, by trams M5 (Freienwalderstrasse) and M6 (Genslerstrasse), both only 20 minutes from Alexanderplatz.


  • 1Large freight elevator (2,54m x 3,65m x 2,50m)
  • 2Large freight doors for trucks in the ground floor 
  • 3High ceilings (3.84m high) 
  • 4Wide windows
  • 5Sink in studios
  • 6Central heating 
  • 7Newly renovated studio spaces 
  • 8Wide corridors 
  • 9Showers in all floors 
  • 10Project room available for short term rentals
  • 11Separate storage units available 
  • 12High voltage upon demand
  • 13Parking area
  • 14Internet
  • 15Creative environment with over 250 artist studios


  • 1Super market and bakery across the street. 
  • 2Shopping Center with a post office, bank, bookstore and more (5 minutes walking distance).
  • 3Stasi memorial museum across the street. 
  • 4Mixture between residential and industrial area.