About co.up Community Space

co.up is a community space that provides affordable event and workshop spaces and flex-desk coworking in the heart of Kreuzberg. We also provide free space for public and free events in the local tech and creative scene. Contact us for more information on the space, rental availability, or other questions.

Events

Want to schedule your event at co.up? Find details about the space and instructions for renting at co-up here: co-up.de/rent-space/

Our space hosts many events organized by and for the local community. You can see a list of scheduled events in our Events Calendar. Unless otherwise noted, events in the calendar are free and open to the public.

The Space

You'll find co.up nestled on the third floor of a classic Berlin factory building located directly next to Kottbusser Tor. The main lounge area is 155sqm and there is a side meeting room included in the space. It can be used for workshops, offsites, team retreats, and other functions.

The space includes a projector, tables chairs, high-speed wifi, and drinks available for purchase. Please visit our space rental page to find more details.

Location

How to find us

Due to construction, the space is currently only accessible via the temporary walkway located at Adalbertstr. 5-6 (next to the Kreuzberg Merkezi building). Take the walkway and head under the first overpass, then left under the second overpass and past the bike rack until you see the door of our building across from the mailboxes. Buzz at "co.up" and walk up to the 3d floor.

If you are attending an evening/weekend event, the gate to the walkway may be locked -- in this case, get in touch with your event organizer!

Note: access to the space currently requires showing digital proof of covid-19 vaccination or recovery as well as a valid form of photo ID (such as an identity card or driver's license).

If you need to use the elevator, please let your organizers know in advance as there is an elevator key in the space. We're very sorry to say our bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible, but there are some accessible bathrooms nearby, including at the Wilhelm Liebknecht/Namik Kemal Bibliothek, Möbel Olfe, and Südblock.

Photos

  • Lounge
  • Office
  • Meeting Room

* Photos of the space are licensed under Creative Commons.

Our History: Kickstarting Coworking in Berlin

co.up opened for coworking in 2009, back when coworking was almost completely unheard of. How times have changed! After an illustrious run, the space turned into a full-time event space in the autumn of 2017 as the owners and management shifted their focus toward their software, Cobot.

As of November 2021, co.up is under new ownership and is once again offering coworking! Supporting the community remains our top priority; our mission has always been to support representation and accessibility in tech. If you want to help us continue our mission, please visit our support page.

co.up Coworking In the Press

Sofas, Pflanzen, eine Bar. Kuchen wartet schon und an den Wänden hängen lustige Monsterbilder … Berliner Zeitung


Flucht aus der Einsamkeit: Coworking erobert Metropolen weltweit … Associated Press


Die Entwicklerszene organisiert Treffen in den Räumen, Besuch kommt aus aller Welt … Spiegel Online


Ob Freiberufler oder Künstler: Sie alle brauchen einen Platz zum Arbeiten. Und den finden sie immer öfter in einem so genannten Co-Working-Space … ZDF


ZDF / Wirtschaftswunder


ZDNet: "All together now: Berlin's technology community embraces desk-sharing"