About co.up Community Event Space

co.up is a community space that provides affordable event and workshop spaces 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

Daytime instructions

Enter the courtyard through the large metal gate to the left of Adalbertstr. 7, head straight to the far end of the courtyard, and walk into the first tunnel to your right.

Organizers: Ring the doorbell marked "Cobot/co.up." You'll be buzzed into the door, walk up to the 5th floor to talk to Claire from the co.up team.

Attendees: For events on the 3rd floor, ring "co.up/Mapbox" when attending evening/weekend events. For events on the 5th floor, ring the doorbell marked "Cobot/upstream."

Evening instructions

If you are attending an evening/weekend meetup, you may find the large gate closed. In that case, go back in the direction of Kottbusser Tor to the small metal gate at Adalbertstr. 5-6. Reach through the bars to turn the handle of the small door-like gate, and make your way straight through the tunnel, left through a second tunnel and then straight past the bike rack until you see the door of our building across from the mailboxes. Buzz at the names listed above. If the gate is locked, get in touch with your event organizer!

Please note: If you need to use the elevator, please let your organizers know in advance as there is an elevator key located on both floors. We're very sorry to say our bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible, but there are a few accessible bathrooms nearby.

Photos

3rd Floor

  • 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.

Supporting and growing the community remains our top priority; any given evening in co.up you're likely to find various meetups, workshops, and learning groups using our event space and meeting room.

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.

Our Coworking Days 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"