Centro Oberhausen

Hotel, Oberhausen/Germany
Ben Dieckmann architects
Alexander Schmitz


urban place

Event halls, Aquazoo, leisure park and more than two hundred fashion shops - the Centro in Oberhausen is one of the largest shopping and leisure centres in Europe. The multitude of tourist attractions attracts countless visitors from abroad and at home to the Ruhr area.

A hotel must do justice to the heterogeneity of this place. The design by Ben Dieckmann architects does not see the hotel as an isolated space, but transforms it into a holistic urban concept, taking into account the surrounding buildings and tourist attractions. On the square in front of an event hall, an appropriate square is created that creates urban quality.

The design provides a square and clear floor plan. The cube is fully glazed on the ground floor. This creates transparency towards the new public square. The hotel rooms are accommodated on the upper floors and are accessed by an atrium in the centre. Small portholes in the corridors create the impression of a starry sky in the dark. The large atrium thus becomes a kind of sky vault.


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