Welcome to
Walas Phoenix West

Sustainable work environments, recreation, gathering place for the community.

Activity at Walas Phoenix West

Phoenix West is starting to come alive, beginning with the Schalthaus. Within the Schalthaus, commercial space and an innovation pavilion are becoming available soon. If you are interested in renting a commercial space in a historical and creative building or promoting your innovations at our innovation pavilion get in touch to find out more.

Commercial space

For those who are looking for their own space with character, we have a wide range of office and business spaces. We cordially invite those who are interested to come and take a look at the property. Tenants in the Schalthaus are given the opportunity to do business in a fantastic environment in which they motivate and inspire each other to get the best out of themselves and their business.

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Phoenix West

For over 160 years, the industrial complex of Phoenix West was an icon for the city of Dortmund and the region of North Rhein-Westphalia, whose economy was based on coal and steel.

Steel production in Dortmund ended with the closure of Phoenix West in 1998 and Phoenix East in 2001. Remaining today as a standing monument to the history of the area are a few buildings, including the blast furnace complex.

The World of Walas group acquired the Phoenix West complex with a plan to redeveloping the area, recognizing the important role of these landmarks for the local identity and their incredible potential for revitalizing local economies.

PHOENIX West in der Zukunft

Building Together

World of Walas is working in close collaboration with the city of Dortmund on the redevelopment of the Phoenix West area. Phoenix West will be transformed gradually and organically into a place where people want to live, work and play.

The first phase of the Walas Phoenix West project begins with the reactivation of the historic hall, Schalthaus 101, and the progressive reopening of the blast furnace complex. Other planned buildings include The 4th Wave to host a world innovation centre for technology, services, farming and entrepreneurship, and a center for Earth Charter Cities.

About PHOENIX West

The Walas Approach

World of Walas focuses on retaining the DNA of existing communities with business models based on a gradual, integrative approach. For Walas, sustainable urban development is about more than buildings.

We know that cities start with people, and that working together the right way results in communities and cities that thrive economically, financially, environmentally and socially.


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PHOENIX West SkyWalk is open to visitors!

Guided SkyWalk tours are available at Phoenix West. The view from the 26 meter high steel bridge, which connects Phoenixplatz with the steelworks complex, and from the 100 meter high panoramic platform to the blast furnace complex is simply breathtaking! If you’d like to enjoy the fantastic views of the Phoenix West area and the Dortmund skyline, please contact us at skywalktours@teamwalas.com or one our tour operator partners!

Tour Operator

Meine Heimat Ruhr


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Tour Operator

Sanfte Touren


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Walas Phoenix West in the media

The Walas Phoenix West project has received a lot of positive feedback from the press.

On the press page we have a media highlights section showing what we have been in the press for if you are interested.

For more information or to request an interview or speaking engagement, please get in touch!

Media Highlights

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