Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum

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Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, Germany

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.

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