Mountain Biking Highlight
In order to compensate for the loss of jobs and economic power associated with the closure of the mine as soon as possible, RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH - formerly Montan-Grundstücksgesellschaft mbH (MGG) - together with the city of Herten already founded the mine in 1999 while the mine was still in operation "Project Community Ewald". The goal was the economic revitalization of the approximately 52 hectares and the creation of at least 1,000 new jobs.
May 13, 2017
The mine Ewald supported 125 years until its closure in the year 2000. Like many other coal mines in the Ruhr area at that time, the Ewald colliery also caused a shortage of manpower. She therefore carried out several recruitment campaigns in Silesia, Northern Bohemia and in the Ore Mountains. For the immigrants, settlements were built near the mine, the first of which was built in 1874 on today's Elisabeth and Sophienstrasse. In 1892, a second shaft began production. In 1954, the mine received the new central conveyor shaft 7, in which until the decommissioning of the entire promotion was lifted.Numerous historic buildings are still preserved, including a Malakow tower from 1875, the administration building built around 1900 next to the driveway and the opposite, held in neoclassical form office and chewing building from the 1920s. Following the decommissioning of the mine, the city of Herten and RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH developed a sophisticated utilization concept. The urban design by the architects Cino Zucci, Martin Halfmann and Peter Köster divides the "Project Ewald" into seven "strata": a rainwater channel, a valley of trees and a spacious promenade structure the complex, the historic building stock new commercial and office complexes faces. The element of water gives the location another distinctive profile.On the northern part of the site is the Hydrogen Competence Center Herten (H2H). Here, all stages of a possible hydrogen economy are developed and tested, from hydrogen production through logistics to application. The focus of production is the extraction of gas from the renewable energy source "biomass" in the "Blue Tower".
In the meantime Christian Stratmann's "RevuePalast" in the former heating center, an event location in the Maschinenhalle-Süd and the tourism office Herten in the former Lohn- und Lichthalle have already established several tourist uses on the site. In addition, a "classic car center" is being built in the manhole.
April 13, 2018
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