A Photographic Journey Through Zollverein: Post-Industrial Landscape Turned Machine-Age Playground

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
The "Skywheel" attraction. Image © Gili Merin
The "Skywheel" attraction. Image © Gili Merin

Derelict urban landscapes and abandoned spaces have always attracted adventurous explorers, searching for a peek into the world of a fallen industrial dystopia. That desire can be fulfilled by a visit to the Zollverein complex in Essen, Germany: once Europe’s largest coal mine, Zeche Zollverein was transformed over 25 years into an architectural paradise. Contributions by Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster and SANAA are included in the 100-hectare park; overwhelming in its complexity, the estate includes rusty pipes, colossal coal ovens and tall chimneys, inviting over 500,000 people per day to gain an insight into the golden age of European heavy-industry.

Join us for a photographic journey through this machine-age playground, after the break…

The Reflective Water Tank at the Coking Factory. Image © Gili Merin The Zollverein School of Management and Design by SANAA. Image © Gili Merin © Gili Merin © Thomas Mayer_Archive +28

Lukas Church Conversion / Heinrich Böll Architekt

01:00 - 2 December, 2013

Q2, ThyssenKrupp Quarter Essen / JSWD Architekten + Chaix & Morel et Associés

01:00 - 8 February, 2013
© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +21

Q1, ThyssenKrupp Quarter Essen / JSWD Architekten + Chaix & Morel et Associés

01:00 - 4 February, 2013

Day Care ThyssenKrupp Quarter Essen / JSWD Architekten

01:00 - 29 January, 2013
© Thomas Lewandowski
© Thomas Lewandowski

© Thomas Lewandowski © Thomas Lewandowski © Thomas Lewandowski © Thomas Lewandowski +16

WAZ Media Office Headquarters Winning Proposal / AllesWirdGut

03:00 - 22 January, 2013
Courtesy of AllesWirdGut
Courtesy of AllesWirdGut

Austrian architectural office AllesWirdGut were recently commissioned to build the corporate headquarters of the international WAZ Media Group at their corporate home base in Essen, Germany. With a gross floor area of 36,000 sqm, the architects create a landmark and sustainable business model as shown in their future-oriented concept. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Folkwang Library / Max Dudler

01:00 - 18 January, 2013
© Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller +41

Museum Folkwang / David Chipperfield

01:00 - 17 October, 2011

Museum Folkwang / David Chipperfield Museum Folkwang / David Chipperfield Museum Folkwang / David Chipperfield Museum Folkwang / David Chipperfield +8

Depot and Administration RUHR MUSEUM / Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch

01:00 - 22 September, 2011
© Deimel & Wittmar
© Deimel & Wittmar

© Deimel & Wittmar © Deimel & Wittmar © Deimel & Wittmar © Deimel & Wittmar +16

Essener Geschichte Archive Building / Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch

01:00 - 15 September, 2011
© Deimel & Wittmar
© Deimel & Wittmar

© Deimel & Wittmar © Deimel & Wittmar © Deimel & Wittmar © Deimel & Wittmar +11