Q Berlin 2022, “the metropolitan conference for the immediate present”, took place at the International Congress Center in Westend on September 15-16, featuring a hybrid assortment of talks, performances, and other events. The massive, brutalist ICC was built in 1979 and closed in 2014, though it is occasionally used for one-off events.

The exterior, while somewhat weathered and dirty, remains intact and in decent condition.

The underground passageway leading to the ICC from the Messe Nord/ICC S-Bahn station is popular with skateboarders. Its vivid orange tiles and overhead lights give it a striking look, and the passageway has been used in numerous films.