Archive for the 'Zollverein' Category

What the Press says about Zollverein School

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

It’s one month ago today that the new Zollverein School building has been opened in an official ceremony on July 31st, 2006.
Fortunately I’ve been able to attend the ceremony as well. Beside the official character of the event with lots of officials from public administration, politics and the school itself the atmosphere somehow reminded […]

BuddyGuide 2.0: Experience and Share

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

In the light of Martin’s recent posting about the Buddy guide project I’ve felt tempted to think the somehow great idea a little bit further. However prior to doing so let me first explain for our readers from abroad why I think the BuddyGuide concept is so well suited for the location of Zollverein:
As you […]

The Past and Future are meeting at Zollverein School

Friday, August 11th, 2006

It’s only 10 days ago that the new building of the Zollverein School has been handed over to the school’s new president. Beside some rumors I’ve heard about that the building will be fully usable at the end of August Zollverein School already hosted its first big event yesterday titled: “99 years Werkbund. The future […]

Zollverein School in motion

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Well, I’m back again after having taken some days off. I trust you haven’t missed the blog too much given the gorgeous summer we seem to have more or less over the northern hemisphere ;-)
Actually even though things might go slower when it’s that hot outside (and for most of us inside as well ;-) […]

International Scholarship Competition at Zollverein

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Regular readers of this blog have become aware of the fact that the Zollverein area (where among others the Zollverein School of management and design is located) is a huge structural transformation project.
Once the workplace for generations of miners and coking workers today Zollverein is the symbol of structural change in the Ruhr-area towards […]

Interview Prof. Bruder | NextD Journal

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

In one of my recent postings I’ve reported about the growing interest in Zollverein School’s MBA programme. While the whole project and concept of Zollverein School started back in 1999 ever since 2002 the Zollverein areal as a whole has been given an investment of a total of 110 Million Euro by a joint forces […]

Cheers! - Topping Out Ceremony at the Zollverein School

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

“When in Rome do as the Romans do …” – today I was wondering how and if “Builder’s rites” are being celebrated across the world? This is what I have found at Wikipedia (which seems to become one of my top information sites these days) under the keyword “topping out”:

“Topping out is a ceremony done […]

Mapping (Creative) Clusters

Monday, February 6th, 2006

From various conversations with students at the Zollverein School I know that some of their interim projects have dealt with business plans on how to leverage from the heritage of the former coal mine areal as well as from the status of a “UN World Heritage” donated in 2001. In the late 1920ties, architects Fritz […]