Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Bottlenecks in Dortmund's drinking water supply system resulted in the construction of a first pumping station in Schwerte in 1856. Progressive industrialization and increasing population growth led to an increasing demand for drinking water, which meant that the Hörde district waterworks, which included Schwerte, needed a It was then commissioned in 1890.Technically significant is that this station was in Schwerte two open basins, which ensured the drinking water supply via a horizontal gravel filtration. Until 1908, the pumping stations in Schwerte and Villigst supplied the Dortmund city area. From 1908, a third pumping station in the municipality Hengsen began operation. Around 1924, the pumping station Schwerte was shut down due to inefficiency. The machine parts were removed, the fireplace laid down and the hall used elsewhere by the company. Among other things, the hall served as a workshop of the Dortmund municipal utilities, in the vernacular therefore also called "Rohrmeisterei".In 1976, the Dortmund municipal utility on the use. In 1990, the town of Schwerte bought the Rohrmeisterei with the aim of establishing a civil and cultural center. After years of vacancy finally took over two swords clubs, the theater club 5.4 and the Kunstverein, the now listed hall in early 2000 by the city. With civic engagement, the development towards the cultural center was to succeed. After the conversion, the "Gastronomy in the Rohrmeisterei" with restaurant, bistro, beer garden and lounge opened in the front "Hall 1" in June 2003. "Hall 2" is a foyer and at the same time space for smaller celebrations, exhibitions, receptions Completed the construction phase with the event hall in "Hall 3": 600 seats, modern event technology, multifunctional usability.
The guideline of the architectural design was the readability of the building's history: Old elements such as windows and crane runway form an exciting contrast to the new materials glass, exposed concrete, wood and steel. The walls remained unpainted, creating atmosphere and at the same time reminiscent of the eventful history of the project. "Source: route-industriekultur.ruhr/themenrouten/12-geschichte-und-gegenwart-der-ruhr/rohrmeisterei-schwerte .html
December 29, 2016
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