When August Julius Albert Borsig, son of Berlin’s „locomotive king“, the industrialist August Borsig, founded his machine factory on Borsigstraße, he did not yet know that Borsigplatz would one day be named after him and that it would later become widely known through the football club Borussia Dortmund (BVB). The club was founded in the immediate vicinity of Borsigplatz and was deeply rooted in the Borsigplatz district until the 1950s. Even if nowadays the sympathies of the locals are probably more with Galatasaray Istanbul, after major football successes by Borussia, fan celebrations including a motorcade often take place on the square.
Recently, the residential quarter west of Borsigplatz, which comprises about 830 flats, was modernised. In addition to structural modernisation measures, selected façades were also redesigned to emphasise the tradition of the steel location (Hoesch) and the founding location of Borussia Dortmund and thus strengthen the residents‘ identification with their neighbourhood. The Dortmund-based agency More than Words was commissioned with the implementation.
Stahlwerkstraße / Borsigstraße; MTW MORETHANWORDS
Lünener Straße 24 & 2; MTW MORETHANWORDS
Lütgenholz; MTW MORETHANWORDS
Unnaer Straße 44; MTW MORETHANWORDS
Unnaer Straße; MTW MORETHANWORDS
Max-Michallek-Platz; MTW MORETHANWORDS
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