Continuum and Cut – The Dusseldorf Wehrhahn Line – A Synthesis of the Arts

The Wehrhahn Line is a subway line in the very heart of Düsseldorf that was developed on the basis of intense cooperation between architects, artists, engineers and the municipal authorities from the very outset. It is widely recognized as constituting a new model for collaborative construction. What was implemented was a holistic concept of a subway tunnel as an “underground spatial continuum” that writhes like a giant snake through the earth, widening at the stations. The entrances to the six new stations are unique and spectacularly designed cuts in this Continuum – picturesque, sculptural, interactive, acoustic, interstellar and geometric interventions that are inseparable from the shell geometries of the construction.
Press comments
“Düsseldorf realizes a unique spatial experiment: Art and architecture as the stimulus for urban and suburban mobility” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
 „The new metro represents a rare moment when people who never usually interact – city bureaucrats, engineers, architects and artists – create something bigger than themselves“ (The Guardian)
“Art and magic in a German metro” (The New York Times)

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May 2016

ISBN 978-3-7356-0249-7

21 × 28 cm

240 Pages

125 colored and 24 b/w illustrations

Hardcover with open Thread Stitching, bound

Languages: German, English

Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Kulturamt

Text by
Gerrit Gohlke, Gregor Jansen, Gerhard Matzig, Regine Müller, netzwerkarchitekten, Sabine Maria Schmidt, Anja Schürmann, Ludwig Seyfarth, Andrea Sick, Heidi Stecker, Oliver Tepel, Rob Wilson

Design by
Mario Lombardo and Enver Hadzijaj

Publication to accompany the opening of the Wehrhahn-Linie Düsseldorf in February 2016 as well as the exhibition: “Continuum and Cut – The Dusseldorf Wehrhahn Line – A Synthesis of the Arts”, April 30 – June 9, 2016, in Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin

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