Third Place Trinkhalle 2.0 - an experiential drinking hall masterplan for Dortmund with DIY craft action

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Date: 18.09.2021 // Location: Reinoldikirchplatz // Time: 16:00 - 23:00Uhr // Fee: Free of charge

In 2019, the formal application for the inclusion of the drinking hall culture in the Ruhr region in the NRW state inventory was submitted. In the course of a publication and an exhibition, this application was continued in illustrated and textual form, and in 2020 the Trinkhallenkultur has finally been included in the list of the State Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage of NRW. In 2021, the certificate will be officially awarded and the task now is not only to symbolically return the award seal to the Trinkhalle, as the dwelling of the cultural form, but also to develop a careful form to preserve the cultural practice. - Third Place Trinkhalle 1.0.

Following on from the project Third Place Trinkhalle, with which the initiator Marie Enders successfully applied for the drinking hall culture in the Ruhr region to be included in the list of the intangible cultural heritage of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Chair of Urban Planning and Design and the Institute of Urban Planning and European Urban Studies at RWTH Aachen University are now presenting the results of the continuation of this project:

21 students set out in the summer semester of 2021 to take stock of the drinking halls in the urban area of Dortmund in order to record the macrocosm of drinking hall culture. The result is a drinking hall master plan for Dortmund, which, in addition to a location of the mapped drinking halls, also invites the establishment of a currently still missing sponsorship model for drinking hall owners. Ultimately, it is advocated to introduce the drinking hall as a category of retail worthy of special protection.

The resulting master plan will not only be made visible in an intervention as a large PVC tarpaulin (12 m x 12 m), during the Night of the Museums on Friedensplatz, but at the same time invites visitors to walk through it.

We are pleased to be able to present the master plan on site, in Dortmund's city center, during the Night of Museums. Printed on a large PVC tarpaulin, the Trinkhallen culture gets a prominent, walkable and experienceable place for a limited time. - During the Night of the Museums, we invite young and old to make their own wallet with a Trinkhallen imprint from this tarpaulin at our stand and thus carry Dortmund's unique cultural asset into the world.

In the future, the contents of the new wallet will continue to be spent at the drinking halls in the region, or "now more than ever". Everyone is cordially invited to join in!

The action refers to the exhibition "Third Place Trinkhalle - Learning to Read Trinkhalle Culture as Intangible Cultural Heritage" by Marie Enders, which will be on display again in the Baukunstarchiv NRW from 02.09.2021- 26.09.2021. Guided tours of the exhibition will also be offered on the occasion of the Night of Museums.

Cooperation partners:

In creating the maps, the students were supported by Daniela Krenn, editor of KATAPULT magazine in a workshop format. Furthermore, the project was awarded 1st prize in the competition "Bin gleich wieder da" ("I'll be right back") of the 1st Kioskclub 06. Gegründet im Museum am Ostwall e.V.. (short: 1. KC 06 e.V.) with a prize money of 1.500 Euro. The project is also supported by the city of Dortmund.

Further dates:

02.09.2021 - 26.09.2021: Exhibition Third Place Trinkhalle (Baukunstarchiv NRW).

12.09.2021, 16:30: Guided tour through exhibition Third Place Trinkhalle by Marie Enders, Baukunstarchiv NRW on the occasion of the Open Monument Day

18.09.2021, 17, 19, 21 o'clock, 45 minutes each: Guided tour through the exhibition Third Place Trinkhalle by Marie Enders, Baukunstarchiv NRW on the occasion of the Night of the Museums Dortmund.

(Please inform yourself about this on the homepage of the Baukunstarchiv NRW or in the program booklet on page 63).

20.09.2021: Forum: StadtBauKultur, series of events of the city of Dortmund, topic: Trinkhalleenkultur in the Ruhr area.

Project team:

Head: Marie Enders M. Sc. RWTH

Student collaboration: Eva Hoppmanns B.Sc. RWTH, Laura Vonhoegen B.Sc. RWTH

RWTH Aachen University
Faculty of Architecture | Chair of Urban Planning and Design |
Institute for Urban Planning and European Urban Studies |
Univ. Prof. Christa Reicher


Neele Tabea Ahlheit, Johanna Sophia Altendorf, Simon Becker-Wahl, Fabienne Chantal Berau, Yuil Chang, Theodor Deistler, Paul Funk, Anna Grabi, Frederike Hagen, Marie-Luise Held, Jana Klimek, Thilo Loose, Milena Carolin Lümmen, Dennis Lurtz, Johannes Müller, Mirhat Neziri, Roxana Popic, Isabell Santüns, Milena Anna Schieber, Hannah Weick, Alexandra Winnes

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 4:00pm