The Jahrhunderthalle is a venue for such famous events as the Ruhrtriennale. Interesting detail: The hall stands on top of an existing plant. After raising the soil to the level of the new building, the first plant became part of the basement.
During a guided tour, I went through the instalments in the basement. The trip was like walking through a lost city. Another interesting detail: Originally, the building served as an exhibition hall in Düsseldorf.
At that time, the hall and an attached tower looked like a church reminding the visitors of the fact that the owner of the plant got famous for producing church bells made of cast steel.
Sources / More info
- Jahrhunderthalle Bochum (Website)
- Photo of the ‘Church’ (Wikipedia)
- Ruhrtriennale (Website)