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Every screen in this Berlin cinema looks like an art installation

David Lynch meets Stanley Kubrick inside the Delphi Lux cinema in Berlin, where every screening room looks like an art installation or film set.

Designed by German practices Batek Architekten and Ester Bruzkus Architekten, the cinema comprises seven auditoriums with 600 seats. Each screen has been given a monochrome makeover and is decked out in a single shade, from a David Lynch-style ‘theatre red’ to a vision-blurring ‘pitch black’.

Delphi Lux cinema in Berlin
Photography: Marcus Wend

Says Ester Bruzkus Architekten: ‘The design concept was to make each hall excitingly different, like separate installations in an art gallery. Each cinema hall has its own colourful and surprising identity, though they are united by careful design details and thematic variations.’

Futuristic LED strip lighting has been set into the auditorium walls, which are covered in bespoke textile panels that hide sound distribution and dampening materials.

Delphi Lux cinema in Berlin
Photography: Marcus Wend

And the Berlin cinema’s lobby and hallways are no less colourful. Pink wooden tiles are offset by teak parquet flooring, black ceilings and lamps salvaged from the now defunct Gloria Palast cinema. They are fitted with curving Art Deco-style seating.

Delphi Lux cinema in Berlin
Photography: Marcus Wend

To add to the film-set vibe, visitors enter the auditoriums through boxy, plywood chambers, evoking the feel of a behind-the-scenes backlot film set.

[Via Designboom]

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