Dinslaken

 

An off-site in the middle: The location of the town Dinslaken with its 70,000 inhabitants is characterised by its role as an interface between the metropolitan area Rhine-Ruhr and the Lower Rhine region. The green fringe areas with their proximity to the Rhine offer nature and a high recreational value. At the same time, there are more than twelve accesses to the autobahn available within a radius of 15 km. The Netherlands in the northeast and the state capital Düsseldorf in the south with its international airport can both be reached within 30 minutes due to an easy access to the autobahn A3 being one of the most important traffic arteries in Germany.

  • City of Dinslaken

    An off-site in the middle: The location of the town Dinslaken with its 70,000 inhabitants is characterised by its role as an interface between the metropolitan area Rhine-Ruhr and the Lower Rhine region. The green fringe areas with their proximity to the Rhine offer nature and a high recreational value. At the same time, there are more than twelve accesses to the autobahn available within a radius of 15 km.

    The Netherlands in the northeast and the state capital Düsseldorf in the south with its international airport can both be reached within 30 minutes due to an easy access to the autobahn A3 being one of the most important traffic arteries in Germany. The immediate neighbourship to the world’s largest container port in Duisburg, an excellent train connection to the route from Arnhem (NL) to Bonn and the proximity to the large shopping malls in Oberhausen, Essen and Mülheim ensure an easy supply with goods and services.

    Since the decommissioning of the colliery Zeche Lohberg in the year 2005 the town of Dinslaken has been in the middle of structural change. The successful subsequent use of the former colliery site is amongst the most important economic projects of the location. The territory will become a mixed use area for living, leisure and recreation, services, commerce and industry. Currently, the town Dinslaken together with the RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH are promoting the site as a location for creative industries– and numerous small enterprises have already settled down in the area. The Creative.Quarter with its offer of multiple activities and events contributes to the image improvement of the former colliery site well beyond the year of the European Capital of Culture in 2010.

  • Creative.Quarter Lohberg

    Today, gallery owners, painters, photographers, musicians, freelance artists and numerous other creatives live on the border between the Ruhr region and the Lower Rhine, in the Dinslaken quarter of Lohberg. Amongst them are descendants of fathers who used to work in the mining sector at this very place.

    The old Lohberg pit and its development serve as trademark and figurehead of an extraordinary location development, both in magnitude and content: The Creative.Quarter Lohberg is put into the context of a large-scale urban development strategy implemented by the City of Dinslaken, that broke new ground in the planning of the site’s future use with the areal’s owner, RAG Immobilien GmbH. During the deconstruction process, the restoration and development, the existing buildings are available for simultaneous interim usage – a creative way to prevent the terrain’s deterioration with all its negative side effects. The overall aim is the development of a nationally known facility for creativity, innovation and forward-looking housing and economic activity: with gastronomy, leisure and cultural establishments as the pulsating centrepiece amidst an inspiring environment.

    Lohberg and Halde become one! During the conversion of the former pit, great emphasis is placed on urban, cultural and social connections reaching out for the surrounding quarters. The growing Creative.Quarter already acts as a powerful cultural stimulus: On the one hand, via the pit building’s creative residents’ work and offers and, on the other hand, through regular guided tours and events such as the ExtraSchicht and other presentations that also involve the Gartenstadt (Garden City) and other quarters.