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Jahrhunderthaus, Hauptverwaltung der IG Metall - Bochum
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Project: Jahrhunderthaus, Hauptverwaltung der IG Metall Jahrhunderthaus, Hauptverwaltung der IG Metall - Bochum Entrance
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Location: Alleestrasse 80
44793 Bochum
Year: 2004-2005
Epoch: Contemporary
Designer/office: Professor Krenz Architekten - Krenz Mauerer + Assoziierte (design)
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Archwerk Generalplaner KG (construction)
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Builder: Treuhandverwaltung IGEMET GmbH
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The IG Metall trade union building was built in Bochum’s Westpark in 2004 and 2005.
The two north-south blocks are connected and accessed by and via a glass hall. Its massive functional structure with a perforated facade and bricks and steel provide a link to the place at which it stands and the coal and steel industry in the Ruhr area.
The support structure of the hall is a steel frame whose glass facade is borne by aluminium profiles. Other than the glass hall, all parts are capped by flat roofs. The glass hall features a glass scale roof with textile blinds.
The eastern block has nine floors and stands out through its 4.4m wide western cantilever. The west wing, however, has only four storeys and houses seminar rooms and event halls and a catering area, the latter facing Westpark.
The structure connects Alleestraße and Westpark. The 7m difference in height is made visible by a stairwell in the glass hall.

Awards: Auszeichnung guter Bauten 2006 (BDA Bochum), Anerkennung
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Jahrhunderthaus, Hauptverwaltung der IG Metall - Bochum
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Jahrhunderthaus, Hauptverwaltung der IG Metall - Bochum
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Jahrhunderthaus, Hauptverwaltung der IG Metall - Bochum
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West facade
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Eastern block with perforated facade
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View from Westpark
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Jahrhunderthaus, Hauptverwaltung der IG Metall - Bochum
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Jahrhunderthaus, Hauptverwaltung der IG Metall - Bochum
Jahrhunderthaus, Hauptverwaltung der IG Metall - Bochum

Jahrhunderthaus, Hauptverwaltung der IG Metall - Bochum
At night
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2) This Image is based on the image Jahrhunderthaus in Bochum.jpg of the the free media database Wikimedia Commons and licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. The author of the image is Simplicius