Perspectives And Visions in Design
26 August to 3 December 2006
Zollverein, Essen


With ENTRY2006, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is breaking new ground in terms of boosting the economy and developing locations.

The focus of ENTRY2006 is on design, the motor of the creative sector and a competitive and innovative economic factor of the future.

The main exhibition, which will be housed in a former coal washing plant that has been redesigned by Rem Koolhaas, will showcase ‘perspectives and visions in design’ for 100 days. A total of 300 exhibits from more than 20 countries will
be on display to the public.

About 40 other events will serve as a platform for the presentation of design ideas and products, will build bridges between companies and designers, and will create opportunities for the forging of business partnerships.

ENTRY2006 will take place on the grounds of the world heritage site at Zollverein, which used to be Europe’s largest mining facility. Zollverein has already earned itself an international reputation as a design hub. The Designzentrum NRW
with the red dot design museum is located in the former boiler house at Zollverein. The Zollverein School of Management and Design has already started tuition and will move into its new building, which was designed by the Japanese architects
SANAA, in 2006.