Development and Opening up of the "PHOENIX See" Lake, Dortmund

New working and living space was developed on the site of the former PHOENIX steel industry premises in Dortmund-Hörde as part of the Emscher Country Park: PHOENIX West comprises a technology and service park on a 110 hectare site. The eastern part combines work and high-quality residential and leisure facilities on an area of 96 hectares. PHOENIX Ost/See (East/Lake) includes an ecologically valuable 24 hectare city lake with a depth of up to three metres. The northern and southern shores of the lake will be lined with a variety of high-quality housing (maximum 2,000 housing units).

Additional value

  • "Construction department on time" easing the burden on the client
  • Cost transparency
  • Successful funding management
  • A wide range of ideas through architecture trade fairs
  • Engendering of public acceptance
  • Marketing support

Project data


PHOENIX See Entwicklungs­gesellschaft mbH, Dortmund, Emscher­genossenschaft, Essen


Dortmund, Germany

PHOENIX See in total:

100 ha

Residential area on a pro-rata basis:

29 ha

Industrial area on a pro-rata basis:

13 ha

Emscher/Hörder Bach (stream):

13 ha

Public green areas:

11 ha

Public roads, paths and plazas:

12 ha

Communal space requirements, etc.:

5 ha


approx. € 240 million net

Project duration:

November 2005 – December 2011

Individual services

  • Project control
  • Project management
  • Management of creative workshop for commercial buildings
  • Management of architectural competition for residential development: preparing and coordinating competitions
  • Development consulting with sales support

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