Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage

The Tech Tour Contest Final will be held at a unique location, the Zollverein Unesco World Heritage. 

More than 25 years after its closure, the once largest colliery in Europe combines culture and dining, design and architecture, handicraft and the creative industry – as the only World Heritage Site of the Ruhr Area.


Since the final working shift in 1986, Zollverein has been transformed into a prime site for the art, culture and creative sectors. This building symbolises the structural change in the Ruhr metropolis like no other. From the extraction of coal to the coking process, at Zollverein the first part of the heavy-industrial production chain can still be completely reconstructed and experienced.


The main venue of the event will be the SANAA building, a 35 meter cube in use since 2010.

The SANAA Building has been rewarded as an architectural masterpiece with a path-breaking energy design.



The Collaborative RoundTables will be held at the 'Erich Brost-Pavilion'. Located at a height of 38 meters on the roof of the former coal washing plant, the three-sided glazed event room offers a breathtaking panoramic view - from the Arena of Schalke 04, over the Essen skyline, to the Oberhausen gasometer. 


Please find more information about Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage here.