The Allianz Forum is located next door to the Brandenburg Gate. The building at Pariser Platz 6 was the first erected after the fall of the Wall, following the plans of architect Meinhard von Gerkan under commission from the Dresdner Bank. After just 15 months of construction time, the building was officially opened on December 15, 1997, and named “Eugen Gutmann Haus”. After Allianz took ownership in 2008, it was changed to its present name in 2011.
As a platform for dialogue, the building is intended to be a home for initiatives and institutions from civil society, science, politics and business. It should provide room to search for solutions to the most urgent challenges of our time:
- How can we succeed in transforming to a sustainable society?
- What should the society of the future look like?
- How can we resolve inequalities in society?
- What should Europe look like in future?
At Pariser Platz in the heart of Berlin the Allianz Forum offers working, meeting and event space where cross-sector and cross-stakeholder, national and international approaches to these questions can be developed.