In the Ruhr area, but also in many other European cities and regions the 1950s to 1970s were an exceptionally innovative time for economy, culture, technology, and society. All over Europs new schools, universities, town halls, churches, department stores, and housing estates were built. These structures were built for a better future. Now they are the heritage of the past. It is now time to embrace this heritage!
Peggy Buth's work deals with the corporate culture of Friedrich Krupp AG. Until today, this still has a special influence on the social conditions in the Ruhr area - from the urban space to the private sphere.
Private indoor swimming pools from the time of the German economic miracle in the Ruhr area.
The double exhibition confronts visitors with the dynamic elegance of perfect 1950s architecture and shows what has become of it, due to the low appreciation of the era.
Kunstbaden is an art and culture series of the city Essen in the Grugabad in cooperation with Sport & Bäderbetriebe and the Kulturbüro Essen under the artistic direction of Jelena Ivanovic.
As part of Big Beautiful Buildings, we cordially invite you to the award ceremony of the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule.