Liftoff30.09, Tegel Airport, free entry
Turbulence Berlin is an international collective with various members from the art, culture, performance and club scenes, transforming a former freight canteen at the Berlin Tegel (TXL) airport into a sustainable cultural space for open-air events, art, workshops and raves.

Frachtkantine

Reactivate TXL with us

Alte Frachtkantine is one of a series of buildings at the former Tegel (TXL) airport, a beautiful example of the architectural style of the 1960s. The distinct, orange, brutalist building and its surrounding features are under monument protection. Until November 2020 it was still serving as a freight catering canteen. Now we are transforming it into a new cultural hub!

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Getting there

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Public transport

The closest city rail stations are Jakob-Kaiser-Platz (U7) and Jungfernheide (U7, S41, S42 and regional trains). Both stations have elevators. Jungfernheide has better accessibility for wheelchair users.

From either station you can reach us with the 109 bus, getting off at Urban Tech Republic (last stop). The last return bus towards the city leaves at 10pm. We provide a shuttle that runs until 11pm (see below).

Car

Parking spaces on site are very limited. We ask you to be considerate of guests who may have a greater need for parking space, such as older people or people with disabilities. Please leave your car at home if you can comfortably arrive by other means.

Shuttle

There will be a shuttle service leaving from S+U Jungfernheide with the capacity to transport wheelchair users running from 2pm until 11pm. It will run from 2pm until 11pm, every 25 minutes.

Bicycle

There is plenty of space to lock your bikes during the event. It only takes 10 minutes to cycle to Alte Frachtkantine from S+U Jungfernheide and U Jakob Kaiser Platz.

Accessibility

We see the participation of people with disabilities in our program as a principle of our project. Therefore we work continuously on creating accessibility and inclusion and are accompanied in this process by experts in the field. To ensure that all our guests feel comfortable and welcome, we have compiled an overview of relevant information for people with physical or sensory disabilities or other impairments. We hope this will make your stay with us easier. We're always available for questions and feedback: accessibility@turbulence.berlin
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Arrival

Ticketing & escort

The majority of our events are accessible and free of charge. For paid events, guests with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses may bring an escort free of charge. Since we also recognize medically and officially unregistered disabilities, we do not require the presentation of a disabled person's ID card. It is not a prerequisite. If you are unsure,  contact accessibility@turbulence.berlin

Public transport

The nearest accessible stop is the Jungfernheide S-Bahn station. You can reach it with the U7, S41 and S42 lines, as well as various regional trains and bus lines. The elevators are regularly checked for functionality by our team before events.

Arrival by car

Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to install a tactile guidance system. Visitors who are blind or visually impaired can contact us and be guided through the grounds. If you come without an escort we will be happy to pick you up at the nearest bus stop. Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance: accessibility@turbulence.berlin

Assistance dogs

Trained assistance dogs are of course welcome. Exercise facilities and green areas are available outside the event area

Entry

Location and surfaces

The site is the parking lot of a former airport canteen. The majority of the ground surfaces are level. Uneven areas are marked so that especially wheelchair users and visually impaired persons can recognize them quickly. Access is via a ramp with a slope of less than 6%.

Ramps & seating

A raised platform is installed in front of the stage to provide better visibility for wheelchair users, among others. Upon request, we will be happy to provide seating for accompanying persons on the platform.

Vision impaired guests

Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to install a tactile guidance system. Visitors who are blind or visually impaired can contact us and be guided through the grounds. If you come without an escort we will be happy to pick you up at the nearest bus stop. Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance: accessibility@turbulence.berlin

Assistance dogs

Trained assistance dogs are of course welcome. Exercise facilities and green areas are available outside the event area

At  the event

Awareness team

At our events, a trained awareness team is on duty to assist you in case of critical incidents and other events. In addition, all of our employees are sensitized to discrimination. Should an emergency occur or a critical situation be observed, you can contact all employees. They can immediately call out the awareness team.

You can reach the awareness team directly:
- awareness@turbulence.berlin
- +4915901614789 (Phone, WhatsApp)
- at the Awareness Point

The Awareness Point is a large tent at entrance of the Alte Frachtkantine. The awareness team is 5 people, wearing pink vests.

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A raised platform is installed in front of the stage to provide better visibility for wheelchair users, among others. Upon request, we will be happy to provide seating for accompanying persons on the platform.

Sign language

The majority of our events are held in spoken language and with music/audio signals. For individual events we can provide interpretation into German sign language. You can find information about this in the respective event's descriptions.

Audio description

Unfortunately, we cannot provide a full live audio description for our program. For programs with a visually outstanding concept, we'll place a picture description in the respective event's information. Should you require further descriptions, please contact our team in advance or on site.

Contents and texts

Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to offer all information in plain language. If you have any communication problems on the website or on site, please feel free to contact us by mail or in person, so that we can provide the best possible communication assistance.

Sensitive program points are marked with a content note ("trigger warning"). In it, you will find information about particularly sensitive content that could trigger emotional or psychological reactions. You will find information on this in the respective event information.

Relaxation room

Unfortunately, we cannot provide a separate relaxation room. However, the seating is arranged in such a way that breaks can also be taken further away from the stage area.

Our values

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Accessibility

We actively work to ensure that our events are accessible to all. This includes the creation of barrier-free environments and the possibility of participating in paid events regardless of financial difficulties. Since the start of the project, we have been cooperating with Initiative Barrierefrei Feiern.

We use simple language to ensure that our messages are understandable to as many people as possible. We strive to use best practices in website accessibility.

Awareness

We want all guests to feel comfortable at our events. We will have an awareness tent and four awareness staff that you can talk to if you see or experience behaviour that you find discriminatory, aggresive, or otherwise problematic. Awareness staff will be recognisable by their pink vests. 

Ask at the bar “Is Luisa there?” and bar staff will help you deal with your situation discreetly and take you to a safe(r) space.

Our booking is mindful that no artists are booked who have been credibly accused of any behaviour that goes against our values.

Sustainability

We are committed to sustainability in our work, both in terms of biological and social aspects. Our goal is to bring about long-term positive change. In our decoration and building, we make sure to use recycled material and organise our events in a resourceful way overall.

Honesty

We are transparent in our decisions and actions. We share information openly to foster the understanding and participation in our community. We communicate transparently with our collaborators and colleagues. We want to nurture a trusting environment.

Inclusivity

Our collective is open to people from all walks of life. We believe in the process of working on diversity and are always ready to accept feedback and criticism to evolve and become more aware. We advocate for equity and equality and fair participation in our community.

Our club and festival culture is characterised by tolerance, solidarity and a clear "no" to any discriminatory behaviour.

Privacy

Please be aware that there will be some filming and photography to document the event. If you wish not to be filmed or photographed, please let our photographer know. We’ll keep this to a minimum and not disturb the atmosphere. It will be for our own promotional use. There will be no third parties or broadcasters documenting during our events.

Our website does not use any cookies and does not collect or store any information about its users. It uses a privacy-first, carbon conscious tool to count visits.

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