EW Control Centre, 1913

E-WERK was built in 1913 as a coal power station

For over 60 years the power station produced and supplied coal-powered energy to the city of Luckenwalde and beyond. Under extreme political upheaval, after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, E-WERK ceased producing power and closed.

In 2002, it was purchased by ZAL who oversaw a large-scale restoration project turning the building into its headquarters for educational and training purposes. When the company was sold, the newly renovated building stood empty for many years before Performance Electrics took ownership in 2017.

E-WERK is a Grade I listed building, encompassing four floors, a vast outdoor space and totalling over 10,000 m². Each floor is tailored to the energy and art programme.



The ground floor is the main site for energy and artistic production, with multiple fully equipped workshops, including metal and wood.


Contemporary Art

The contemporary art centre on the first floor includes a 350 m² Turbine Hall, two multipurpose exhibition spaces and a gallery dedicated to historical presentations.



Affordable artist living and work studios are located on the third and fourth floor of E-WERK Luckenwalde.

If you would like to hear more about the artist studio programme or enquire about available space, please email Myrina Andrack: (Myrinaandrack@kunststrom.com).


EW Metal Workshop, 2019. Photo courtesy of Ben Westoby

Venue Hire

E-WERK Luckenwalde is a vibrant venue which encourages discussions and engages with current topics addressing energy and contemporary art. As a marvel of 20th century architecture and a forum for cultural exchange, the Grade I listed Power Station is available for corporate or private events.

With a cutting edge contemporary art programme and fully equipped production workshops, E-WERK is a dynamic location infused with energy and creativity. We would like to offer your guests the opportunity to experience the exhibitions during hosted events - entirely powered by art-power Kunststrom.

Special guided tours of the exhibitions and energy programme can also be arranged upon request.


EW Turbine Hall, 2019. Photo courtesy of Ben Westoby

Turbine Hall

The Turbine Hall is an outstanding location, encompassing 350 m² with ceiling heights of over 8m. The room is equipped with video, audio and light technology and can accommodate up to 1000 people. Previously, the room has been used for symposiums, concerts, award ceremonies and after parties. The E-WERK Team can at your disposal to supervise and support events taking place ot in the Turbine Hall.

Turbine Hall fixed seating: Max. 200 people

Foyer Standing reception: Max. 1000 people



Two state of the art gallery spaces, encompassing over 130 m², are available for private hire. Your guests will be invited to meet in one or both of the sun-lit rooms, surrounded by inspiring contemporary art.

Gallery 1 seated meeting: Maximum 30 persons

Gallery 2 seated meeting: Maximum 30 persons

Each area can be hired individually or together for a package price. To make a booking or enquiry please email Myrina Andrack (Myrinaandrack@kunststrom.com).