Initiatives of theHamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft

Reopening Jupiter

From April, the former department stores' will once again be transformed into a creative planet. For the launch of the second Jupiter mission, a full programme awaits on all floors on 15 April 2023.

Reopening Jupiter -

From April to December 2023, the former department stores' on Mönckebergstraße will be transformed into a creative hotspot for the second time. As the largest project of the Frei_Fläche funding programme, Jupiter offers space for creative people and fresh impulses for the city centre. For this, Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft has curated art, culture and design in an exciting new way: Established meets unconventional. Pop-up meets perennial favourite. Flat white downstairs, after-work beer upstairs. Temporary installations allow a wide variety of concepts and formats to coexist in the large spaces.

"From 15 April, Jupiter will once again become an exciting experimental field for Hamburg's creatives," announced Egbert Rühl, Managing Director of Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft at the preview on 13 April. Even before the big re-opening, Culture and Media Senator Dr. Carsten Brosda inspected the final preparations at Jupiter. "This creative interim use offers the chance to make the city centre more of a lively place again where a city society meets," the senator explained.

Reopening on 15 April: Full programme on all floors

On 15 April, the doors to Mönckebergstraße will open between 10 am and 1 am. With art and culture, music and fashion, drinks and design. In other words: with the beautiful things in life. On the opening weekend, the creative people at Jupiter will offer a diverse, decentralised programme with music acts, art performances and vernissages.

On the ground floor, visitors will enter the International Shopping Space - ISS for short - by La Tribune Noire, AYYAANA, Paul Kadjo and the Röstlich Coffee Brothers. The shop-in-shop concept by Black Entrepreneurs offers design, art and a café. The floors above feature studios and changing art exhibitions by the Hamburg State Association of Galleries, Pop Up Art Galerie, Hamburger Kunstgalerie and Kanal 3 Kollektiv. The Department of Urban Development and Housing runs its pop-up office with the Hamburg City Centre Coordinator on the third floor. Courses in drone flying can be taken on the fourth floor. On the top floor, the Hanseatic Materials Administration has moved into exile - and offers a varied cultural programme including a bar.

The offer is supplemented throughout the year by changing formats and events - including workshops and markets, festivals and exhibitions - and thus creates an attractive contact point in the city centre all year round. Up-to-date information on all uses can be found on the website

Against vacancy: creative impulses for the city centre

Jupiter is centrally located in Hamburg's city centre: on the city's most famous shopping street, in the immediate vicinity of the main railway station and opposite the Saturn electronics chain. The building offers around 8,000 m2 of space on six floors and the distinctive, round roof terrace. In autumn 2020, long-time user Karstadt Sport closed the location. Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft will take over the former department stores' by the end of the year as part of the "Frei_Fläche" development programme.

Frei_Fläche - space for creative interim use

Jupiter is the largest of a total of 56 spaces for interim use under the Frei_Fläche funding programme, which was launched by the city in 2021 to deal with the Corona crisis and has currently been extended until the end of 2023. 4.3 million euros in city budget funds are available for this purpose for the current year. Frei_Fläche prevents vacancies, gives creative people space for their innovative concepts and strengthens the transformation towards a diverse and lively city centre.

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