The door of the techno-club “Tresor”
Between the rooms “Free Space” and “Boundaries” at BERLIN GLOBAL stands a very special door: the steel door of the legendary club “Tresor” at Leipziger Straße 126a. In the series “Favourite Object” we present it.
The “Tresor” door as a 3D model
Paul Spies, Director of the Stadtmuseum Berlin, tells us why the “Tresor” door is his favourite object at BERLIN GLOBAL.
How did you become part of BERLIN GLOBAL?I’m Paul Spies, Director of the Stadtmuseum Berlin and Chief Curator for the State of Berlin at the Humboldt Forum. I came to Berlin from Amsterdam five years ago to lead the conceptualization of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition. Together with a team of curators, I am responsible for its content.
Why is the door of the Tresor club your favourite object?
This impressive piece of rust sums up 150 years of Berlin history: the success of the Jewish community in Berlin, the aryanisation of their property by the Nazis, the destruction of Berlin at the end of World War II, the oblivion that spread over the ruins in the East Berlin border zone, the rediscovery after the fall of the Wall, and the techno club culture of the nineties.