Tentative List NRW


The Federal Republic of Germany requested all federal states to submit new proposals to update the national tentative list by the end of 2012. In this context, the State of North-Rhine Westphalia encouraged all local authorities to suggest potential sites for future World Heritage nominations.

On behalf of the NRW Ministry of Building and Transport, the UNESCO Chair was commissioned to supervise this selection process and to assess the submissions. Afterwards, an expert panel selected one of the nine proposals. The selected project is meant to supplement the World Heritage site Zollverein Coal Mine Complex so as to reflect the industrial culture of the Ruhr region.


Commissioned by
NRW Ministry of Building and Transport

Dr.-Ing. Michael Kloos
Dipl.-Ing. Bauass. Christine Korus