With the installation ‘Palast der Republik Burj Khalifa’, artist Jasmin Werner, from Cologne, explores architectural connections between Berlin and Dubai.

Steel girders from the demolished Palace of the Republic were used in the Burj Khalifa. The artist puts these two architectures in immediate proximity by combining both shapes in one scaffolding sculpture.

The outdoor scaffolding sculpture incorporates reused materials such as locally sourced construction mesh and canvas. These are combined with printed images to represent the journey of the recycled steel from Rosslau Dessau, through Turkey, to the UAE.