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Company News, 2006-11-22, 03:32 PM

Architectural competition for the ThyssenKrupp Quarter in Essen successfully completed

The ThyssenKrupp Group has successfully completed the open international two-phase architectural competition for the ThyssenKrupp Quarter in Essen. The winners were chosen during the deciding two-day panel meeting at the Zollverein School of Management and Design, Essen.

Headed by Kaspar Kraemer, President of the BDA Association of German Architects, the panel of high-caliber judges unanimously selected the following five winners:

1. Chaix & Morel et Associés, Paris / JSWD Architekten und Planer, Köln
2. Architekten Brüning Klapp Rein, Essen
3. Zaha Hadid Architects, London
3. Manfred Nagel mit DHBT, Kiel
5. KSP Engel und Zimmermann Architekten, Frankfurt

The winner receives 100,000 euros. The total prize money was 300,000 euros. In addition there were fees of 275,000 euros.

In the now completed second phase of the competition the participating firms took account of the corporate identity of ThyssenKrupp and produced impressive designs which set new standards in the area of corporate architecture. The new architecture will be an identifying feature for the global ThyssenKrupp Group and its impact will extend beyond the boundaries of the company.

ThyssenKrupp AG is planning and building the ThyssenKrupp Quarter in Essen on an inner-city site measuring approximately 20 hectares. The ThyssenKrupp Quarter will provide workspace for more than 2,000 employees and will include both the new ThyssenKrupp Headquarters and further office and administrative buildings of the Group. In addition, the plans include a multi-functional facility featuring the ThyssenKrupp Academy and a conference center, a hotel and further amenities with a total gross floor area of around 100,000m². The ThyssenKrupp Academy is a major part of the ThyssenKrupp Quarter. As a training and communications center it will provide further education for the roughly 2,500 top executives of the Group worldwide, with the support of recognized universities.

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