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Shelter for the Homeless / RKW Architektur +

© Marcus Pietrek © Marcus Pietrek © Marcus Pietrek © Marcus Pietrek + 15

Essen, Germany
  • Architects: RKW Architektur +
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 4210.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Community Centre Altenessen / Heinrich Böll Architekt

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 22

SANAA's Zollverein School of Management and Design Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

SANAA's Zollverein School of Management and Design in Essen, Germany, is a perfect 35 meter-cube. The building's dominant presence, which is particularly striking amid its suburban context, extends to the interior spaces. The architects felt "that exceptional ceiling heights were appropriate for the educational spaces, particularly for the studio level that occupies an entire slab of the structure." Indeed, this production floor is "an unusually lofty and fully flexible space," enclosed only by the external structural walls. Photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has visited the building, which was completed in 2010, to capture a fresh view on this seminal project.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 63

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

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

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 17

Essen, Germany
  • Architects: Heinrich Böll Architekt
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

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

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

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

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Günter Wett © Michael Wolff + 22

Day Care ThyssenKrupp Quarter Essen / JSWD Architekten

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

Essen, Germany

WAZ Media Office Headquarters Winning Proposal / AllesWirdGut

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

© Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller
Essen, Germany
  • Architects: Max Dudler
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 5.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

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

Museum Folkwang / David Chipperfield

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

Essen, Germany

Depot and Administration RUHR MUSEUM / Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch

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

Essen, Germany
  • Architects: Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1850.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010

Essener Geschichte Archive Building / Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch

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

Essen, Germany
  • Architects: Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 6700.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010