Archiv für den Monat November 2017
The fifth and last Stadtzeichen is about energy. Essen is a centre of energy and national and international operating energy players like RWE, Ruhrgas, Steag and Ruhrkohle have their seeds here. Those companies have leading positions in power generation, -distribution and -supply. Stadtzeichen „Energy“ is situated at the end of Viehofer Straße at Pferdemarkt facing […]
We now have seen three of five „Stadtzeichen“ which mark Creative Quarter North. Following Viehofer Straße from the beginning at Fontänengasse you’ll pass „Water“ followed by „Coal“ at Kasteienstraße and „Steel“ at Kreuzeskirchstraße. As Essen is a city of Trading and Fair, further down, at junction with Kronenstraße you’ll meet Stadtzeichen „Trading“. With trade fairs […]
After having passed the two Stadtzeichen „Water“ at Fontänengasse and „Coal“ at the mouth of Kasteienstraße, we now follow Viehofer Straße down to its junction with Kreuzeskirchstraße, to meet Stadtzeichen „Steel“ Essen once was the key location of Germany’s steel industry. The next Stadtzeichen „Steel“, logically consists of steel and underscores the value of that […]
Stadtzeichen „Water“ at Fontänengasse is the entrance to Creative Quarter North. Only a few steps away from this first landmark, at the mouth of Kasteienstraße, you’ll find the next one – „Coal“. It states the outstanding importance of this raw material for the city which has had the most coal mines in Europe, and so, […]
It gets more and more difficult, but it’s not over yet. There may be some more to come in the future, but these would be the last yet. 50 at all – finally I myself am surprised. Essen isn’t a megacity?
Passers walking accross Essen’s Viehofer Straße mostly don’t notice them, the five landmarks called „Stadtzeichen“ marking „Creative Quarter North“. They are made to symbolize economic recovery of the city and have been designed by Uli Dratz, architect based in Oberhausen. They have been erected in the frame of an architecture competition in the 1990ies for the […]