OP ENHEIM will focus on cultural and artistic projects such as exhibitions, while promoting Polish-German dialogue and international exchange. The multifunctional hall on the top floor offers an extraordinary atmosphere and a breathtaking view over the roofs of Wroclaw’s old town. It can host scientific meetings and cultural encounters, chamber concerts and panel discussions. Traditional, regional, innovative, organic and healthy gastronomy is planned for the ground floor and in the basement, combined with a cooking school and “taste academy” that promotes Wrocław manufactories, manufacturing companies as well as Lower Silesian farms and cooperatives that produce organic food. The first floor is home to an art gallery specializing in painting and sculpture. Supervised by well-known and respected curators from Berlin, exhibitions will bring art from all over the world closer to the residents of Breslau/Wrocław and beyond, but above all present works by talented young artists from Berlin and Breslau/Wrocław.
The project for the modernization, conversion and expansion of the historic apartment building was chosen in a competition to which the best-known and most renowned design offices were invited. We chose the architectural firm Major Architekci, winner of the competition for the pedestrian underpass on Świdnicka Street in Wroclaw. The architectural concepts are being worked on in collaboration with the world-class architectural firm J. MAYER H. from Berlin (winner of the red dot design award 2012).
OP ENHEIM will support and promote the further development of culture between the cities of Breslau/Wrocław and Berlin and provide the public with access to culture through exhibitions and other events. One of the main tasks will be to respond to current developments in art and culture in both places. The promotion of contemporary art projects is of utmost importance. The activities of the Oppenheim House will support and promote bilateral exchange and the expansion of the artistic network between Breslau/Wrocław and Berlin. The main aim of the active exchange of visual art is for young Germans and Poles to open up to one another and to awaken a lasting interest in German and Polish art and culture. OP ENHEIM will also stimulate, organize and coordinate projects in other locations. The aim is to build a network together with partners from other art and cultural institutions from Berlin and Breslau/Wrocław that is linked to the general mission statement and the financing of the promotion of bilateral artistic and cultural projects between Germany and Eastern Europe, especially between Germany and Poland serves.
OP ENHEIM has already established a collaboration with, among others, the Lower Silesian Architecture Festival Festival for Architecture DoFA, the German Cultural Forum for Eastern Europe (based in Potsdam), the Institute for German Literature at the University of Breslau/Wrocław and other institutions that share similar values Feel connected to the area of art and culture and actively promote it.