When the future was built

Architecture of the 1950s to 1970s in the Ruhr area

A project within the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Buildings of the boom years

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!

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BBB in Europe

Sharing heritage

BBB has planned a variety of activities that demonstrate this European dimension of post-war modernism. The project united numerous people in many European cities and regions, who are involved in the different facets of post-war modernism and the strategies of further development.

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This is an archive page

The site was part of an international project in the context of the cultural heritage year 2018. The project was carried out by X and Y. This page and all its sub-pages will not be updated any more, but will remain as an archive.

The project documentation can be accessed here.

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