A vibrant area
Once an abandoned port area, Düsseldorf Media Harbor has been transformed into an epicenter of activity. Up-and-coming companies– from fashion designers, ad agencies, and architects to corporate headquarters– can be found side by side with extraordinary architecture and a wide range of restaurants and nightlife venues. The result is a vibrant and bustling location.
Mr. Wash Düsseldorf Hamm gas station
John Reed Fitness
Post office 504
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
1963: In 1963, the harbor marked the border between the urban area and the city’s rural environs, where crops were grown. The harbor was on the outskirts of the city.
1965: Shipping on the Rhine had been an important economic factor ever since Düsseldorf was founded. In 1974, plans to reorganize the harbor as a modern service and office location, were approved. Ever since, well-known service companies have moved into the area.
1972: The entrance to the Media Harbor, through Plockstraße had not been built yet. Instead, the plot where 5YN3RGY is about to be built was part of the Hammer Felder. The area opposite the newly built police headquarters was used for allotments.
(All images courtesy of Stadtarchiv Düsseldorf)
Düsseldorf’s harbor has always been an important trans-shipment point for goods. Having served as a traditional harbor up to 1972, it then developed into a regional center for service companies. Its unique location near the old town and good accessibility by car and public transport make the location special.
In recent years the Media Harbor has become a hub for media-related and design
companies that take full advantage of the location and its up-and-coming occupants.
With 5YN3RGY, we want to take working at the Media Harbor to the next level and strengthen regional cooperation.