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Former coal mine Achenbach Schacht 4 with "Colani-Ei" (Lüntec-Tower)
The futuristic redevelopment of a mining tower of the former coal mine Minister Achenbach in Lünen-Brambauer is today the "Der Lüntec-Tower". The tower is also popularly called the Colani egg, because the new upper part was built according to a sketch by the world-famous designer Luigi Colani. Worth seeing is what has become of the former colliery in any case. At the RUHR.2010 / Kulturhaupstadt 2010 numerous former collieries were marked with yellow balloons, but because of the problems with the wind only a few days were presented.
July 4, 2017
The Lüntec Tower (also Colani egg) is the futuristic redesign of a winding tower of the former coal mine Minister Achenbach in Lünen-Brambauer.
After the mine 4 of the mine Minister Achenbach was shut down in 1990, the RAG used the site until 1992 for apprenticeship training. Thereafter, in the 1922 built administration and chewing buildings, the Technology Center Lünen, short Lüntec. The conversion work, begun in 1993, was completed in May 1995 with the laying of the Colani egg on the winding tower.
Designed to a sketch by the designer Luigi Colani, the object is intended to illustrate the structural change in the Ruhr area in a vivid way. On the route of industrial culture it belongs to several theme routes.
Since mid-2009, the "UFO" shines in new splendor. After extensive refurbishment work, a unique business lounge with a panoramic view of Lünen was erected at a height of 35 meters. The manhole became the foyer and is used as a function room.
Already in 2008, the ensemble was supplemented by the Black Cube, which expands the office space of the Technology Center. In this context, it received the award Artwork of the Year 2009 of the Kunstverein Lünen.
At the RUHR.2010, the building ensemble was presented along with other art and cultural objects within the framework of the project Luminous Minds of the Lippe Region.
May 21, 2015
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