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Rurh Museum

Rurh Museum

Museum Design:HZ Herz
Architects (refurbishment coal wasing plant): Heinrich Boll and Hans Krabel,
Essen Office for Metropolitan Architecture OMA, Rotterdam.

Memory LEVEL 12m

The Zollverein coal mine in Essen may be seen as a symbol of the region’s transformation process. Erected around 1930 by Fritz Schupp and Martin Kremmer as a unified whole, the complex is recognized today as a World Heritage Site. Starting in 1989, it was rehabilitated step by step by the Essen architects Heinrich Böll and Hans Krabel, and numerous institutions have since established themselves there, from the design museum by Foster + Partners to SANAA’s Zollverein School (both with Böll and Krabel).

Present, LEVEL 17m

Lighting interior stairwell

Present LEVEL 24m

History, LEVEL 12m

History LEVEL 6m
History LEVEL 6m


At the heart of the former coal mine, the monumental coal-washing plant (converted some years ago by Rem Koolhaas in collaboration with Böll and Krabel) provides a new home for the Ruhr Museum, which opened in January 2010.

Scematic section

Entry Stairs

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This entry was posted on January 27, 2013 by in ARCHITECTURE and tagged , .

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