Berlin’s defunct Tegel Airport takes flight again, this time as a creative and cultural hub, and nightclub.
Turbulence TXL is the newest addition to Berlin's iconic dance music scene; the club launched this past weekend with their aptly titled party, ‘Lift Off’. The lineup included Mareena, Philipp Johan Thimm, Lisbird, Saraab, and a back-to-back set from Zebra Katz and S Ruston.
Tegel Airport shut down in November 2020 and was already road-tested as a culture hub and venue by hosting the third edition of the Sonambiente Berlin festival in the airport's A and B terminals throughout September and August of 2021. The past events used over 1,000 loudspeaker systems scattered across the terminals, and featured panel discussions, cutting-edge audio compositions, sound performances, and a virtual reality installation by Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang.
Now Turbulence TXL is gearing up to establish its permanent presence as a haven for art and music.
The former airport's canteen will serve as the club's initial home, with a cosy capacity of 700. With plans to become a creative hub, Turbulence TXL plans to also offer live music, workshops, and captivating art installations. The club has already enlisted the talents of visual artists such as Caro Pepe, Paula Riquelme, Max Rübensal, and Spaoare153 to infuse the space with even more character.
While no further events have been announced yet, keep an eye on Turbulence TXL's official website for updates.