Monday, September 18, 2017
KEUCO Hosted Its Inaugural Design Tour
To intensify the dialogue with North America's specifying community, KEUCO hosted its inaugural Design Tour this past June. A group of interior designers and architects from New York and Miami spent three days visiting the Ruhr region and saw firsthand how this former German center of coal mining and heavy industry is being transformed into a modern media and technology hub. Of particular interest was the post-industrial repurposing of two former mining and production sites in Essen and Dortmund. A guided tour of the Zeche Zollverein, a coal mine turned UNESCO World Heritage site and leisure time destination for local and international visitors alike, gave the guests insight into the origin of many industrial production processes. Equipped with this newly acquired information, the group went to visit to the KEUCO factory and showroom to experience first-hand the modern, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and the freshly updated corporate showroom, dubbed the KEUCO Forum, to see and touch the latest product innovations. Afterwards the guests were hosted by the team of architects responsible for the concept (and many the buildings) of the Phoenix Lake in nearby Dortmund-Hoerde.