Dortmunder U – Center for the Arts and Creativity

Renovation and conversion – brewery tower to museum

With its new ‘vertical’ – i.e. the ground-to-roof – entrance atrium the size of the U-Tower’s  volume (a former part of the Union Brewery) can be fully experienced from inside for the first time. Escalators lead from the ground-floor foyer past all the exhibition levels to the ‘cathedral room’ directly underneath the illuminated ‘U’ sign on top of the tower. Conically contorted, metal-clad cubic shapes penetrate the building from inside out. They appear like counterpoints to the existing red clinker façades and point to the unusual roof shape of the ‘cathedral room’.

Place Dortmund
Competition 2006 (in cooperation with Gernot Schulz)
Construction 2008 - 2010
GFA 20.250 m²
GV 122.297 m³