WEVER & DUCRÉ - Design with love: Zeche Ewald Fortsetzung

The place is Oer-Erkenschwick, in the heart of the Ruhr region - an area pockmarked by disused mines - the so-called “Zechen” or collieries. One of them is “Zeche Ewald Fortsetzung”, which was bought by Yesser Falfoul - a man with a vision: His plan is to revitalise the site, which was shut down in the 1990s, with a multi-faceted design concept and make it accessible to the public. The striking iconic halls of the former colliery are to house restaurants, a concept store and a lighting shop. The “Magazin”, the largest of the brick buildings, featuring an almost ornamental façade, was to take centre stage - so Falfoul focused on interior design in harmony with the striking architecture. Concrete, steel and glass are the characteristic materials of the old colliery building. Huge corners and sturdy pillars - typical hallmarks of the industrial style - exude a vibe of solidity built to last for centuries. Find out more about the project on our website.

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