Coal Washing Plant
The Coal Washing Plant is part of the Zollverein Mining Complex, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Center in December 2001.
The concept for the conversion of the Coal Washing Plant was drawn up in close collaboration with the curators and future users. It meets the highest architectural, climatic and safety requirements.
The draft is based on the existing buildings on the one hand and the spatial programs of the future users on the other.
The organisational core will be the Visitors Center at a height
of 24 meters. After riding the 60-meter long escalator, leading
through a "gangway" made of glass, visitors will reach the foyer
high above the roofs of Zollverein, with a bird's-eye view of the
In contrast to the Visitor Center the exhibition areas, located
underneath the 24-meter level, are not marked by machinery, but by
the existing architecture.
The new RuhrMuseum, a cultural-historical museum for the entire Ruhr Region, is also be located in the former Coal Washing Plant.
The design exhibition ENTRY 2006, currently being installed, will open in the completed part of the Coal Washing Plant on August 26th.
Facts about Coal Washing Plant
Alex de Jong
Johan De Wachter
Heinrich Böll Architekt BDA DWB Hans Krabel
Ministry for Culture
Sports and Housing of Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) and development company Zech Zollverein
Photographed by Thomas Mayer
Last updated: December 19, 2013