Where beer was brewed for almost 150 years in Dortmund's centre, an ambitious, high class shopping centre with around 160 shops and catering establishments now sat.
After the Thier brewery withdrew from the centre of Dortmund, the vast majority of the buildings on the plot near the main railway station were demolished. The new Thier Galerie, with approximately 33,000 m² of sales area on four levels, approximately 5,000 m² of office area and 730 parking lots, was built by ECE on this inner-city plot. In the Westenhellweg pedestrian precinct the Thier-Gallery façade design, with its columns and natural stone, ties into the Wilhelminian appearance of a trading house that once stood here. A four floor house in a house was built as a highlight beneath the glass roof in the centre of the Thier Gallery.
JORDAHL GmbH provided JORDAHL® JDA punching shear reinforcement for supporting the floors on the concrete columns for the Thier Gallery in Dortmund. Compared to floor slabs without punching shear reinforcement, it was possible to increase the punching shear resistance by 90 percent, in turn making column head reinforcements or joists redundant. This allowed more effective use of space.