The BERLIN room in the Alte Schlämmerei (former clay preparation building) of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory Berlin impresses by virtue of its size and above all by its lofty ceilings and tall windows. Its generous proportions make it perfect for presentations, (art) exhibitions and conferences.
The Schlämmerei was where the main component of porcelain, the china clay, was first cleaned in several passes and later bulked out with quartz sand and feldspar. So that the viscous mass could flow readily into the slurry troughs for the next stage of the process, the rooms had floors at different levels.
During the renovation work, these different levels were retained in accordance with the heritage status of the building. Some of the slurry troughs as well as parts of the meticulously restored coffered ceilings remain visible from the staircase and the gallery for visitors who are interested in industrial archaeology. This room is the ideal venue for trade fairs and exhibitions as well as ceremonial occasions with speakers and other events for large numbers of people.