Construction of the bunker as an air-raid shelter for the civilian population, built by forced labourers.
Bunker occupied by the Red Army and used for prisoners of war.
Use as textile warehouse.
Converted into warehouse for imported tropical fruit from Cuba, managed by state-owned company “Fruit Vegetables Potatoes”. Known locally as the “banana bunker”.
After German Reunification, the building becomes the property of the federal government.
Techno music and fetish parties mean that the bunker gains a reputation as the hardest club in the world.
The Deutsches Theater stages Simon Donald’s Lebenstoff (“Stuff of Life”) on the bunker’s fourth floor.
The New Year’s party “The Last Days of Saigon” is banned but nevertheless takes place. The authorities close the bunker.
Art exhibition Files featuring Olafur Eliasson, Daniel Pflumm, Ugo Rondinone and others.
Nippon Development Corporation GmbH acquires the bunker.
Christian Boros purchases the bunker to convert it to house his collection.
Completion of the renovations and first public showing of installations.
Boros Collection #1, first exhibition of works from the collection attracting 120,000 visitors in over 7,500 tours.
Boros Collection #2, second exhibition of works from the collection attracting 200,000 visitors in over 9,000 tours.