Dementia Lab; the role of design 2016 will be held at the Folkwang University of the Arts, in Essen, Germany that is located on the site of the historical coal-mining site, Zollverein, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001.
Address: Gelsenkirchener Str. 209, 45309 Essen, Germany
Dates: September 14-15, 2016
A limited selection of pre-booked accomodation in the centre of town is available on a first come, first serve basis.
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How to get there
Folkwang University | SANAA Building
Gelsenkirchener Str. 209
The nearest major airport is Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS / EDDL - distance from Essen, 30 km). Another major airport is Dortmund Airport (DTM / EDLW - distance from Essen, 50 km). From these airports regular trains go to Essen.
By public transport
From Dusseldorf there is an ICE-train every 12 minutes going to the main station of Essen (travel time approx 30 mins).
From the main train station in Essen take the tram no. 107 in direction ‘Gelsenkirchen HBF’ to stop ‘Zollverein’ (travel time approx. 16 mins).
From Duisburg or Dortmund take the S-Bahn no. 2 or RE 3 to stop ‘Zollverein Nord’. From there, you can reach the grounds of the Zollverein on foot.
From direction Cologne via the motorway A3 in direction Oberhausen. At exit 16 - ‘Kreuz Breitscheid’ get in lane for the A52 in direction Essen. Take the next exit towards the A40. At exit 26 ‘Essen-Frillendorf’ continue on in direction ‘Essen-Stoppenberg’ (follow the signs in direction Bottrop -> Katernberg -> Stoppenberg -> Zentrum). Turn right at ‘Ernestinenstraße’. Continue on until Gelsenkirchener Str. 209.
From direction Dusseldorf via the motorway A52. Take the next exit towards the A40. Continue on as described above.
From direction Dortmund via the motorway A40. At exit 26 ‘Essen-Frillendorf’, continue on in direction ‘Essen-Stoppenberg’. Continue on as described above.
From direction Essen city centre via ‘Schützenbahn’, then turn right into Stoppenberger Strasse. Continue straight on until Gelsenkirchener Str. 209.
There is ample available parking in the area of the Zollverein. The parking lots closest to the SANAA Building are P A2 and P B (at shaft 1/2/8).