Architecture and design firm Maske + Suhren was founded in 1998 by Anna Maske and Jens Suhren. Its headquarters are on the famous Kurfürstendamm avenue in the western part of Berlin. Maske + Suhren’s projects are always anchored in culture, and have included museums, studios and cinemas as well as commercial buildings. The firm also produces exhibitions and texts.
As a passionate cinema architect, Berlin-based Anna Maske is responsible for the conception, design and furnishing of, for example, the ASTOR Film Lounges in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. Now, the cinema at AchtBerlin also bears her unmistakable signature. As a multipurpose communication and event venue, the beautiful cinema furnished in elegant dark blue plays an important role for tenants and visitors alike. With its state-of-the-art technology, the cinema can be used to view and discuss film works as they progress and to present projects in-house, helping to speed up decision-making processes. The 70 individual armchairs were designed and produced especially for AchtBerlin by designer Poltrona Frau.
The tiered space can be quickly transformed into a level area, allowing it to be used for in-house meetings and conferences with external partners. Another unusual feature of the AchtBerlin cinema is its four windows, which let in natural light when desired.