Steam Blower House / Heinrich Böll Architect

  • 01:00 - 16 April, 2012
Steam Blower House / Heinrich Böll Architect, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bochum, Germany
  • Structural Engineer

    Lederhose, Wittler & Partner, Dortmund
  • Mechanical Engineer

    PSF, Witten
  • Client

    NRW.Urban – Dortmund
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

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© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

This building was originally built as a steam blower house which was part of a huge steel works in the very centre of the city of Bochum. It is one of the few remaining structures of the industrial era.

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The building is situated adjacent to the “Jahrhunderthalle”, a huge industrial hall hosting theater and music performances. The steam blower house serves this big hall as a studio stage and provides storage room for stage equipment.

© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

The architecture is designed to preserve as much as possible of the original atmosphere. Only a few elements have been added such as a new staircase and a huge glass façade to highlight the big studios.

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