Built in 1963 based on plans of renowned architect Max Taut, the residential quarter with its sprawling green areas and impressive trees originally was to be replaced by the parking place of a planned fashion outlet centre. From 2011 onwards, the residents spent years vehemently protesting these plans, and were successful. The plans for the shopping centre were discarded. After this long period of uncertainty, Brune Real Estate AG & Co. KG acquired the quarter and its 394 flats in 2016. Most of the flats have been renovated by now. They offer affordable residential space.
Reminiscence of timeless modernity
Max Taut (1884-1967) was a renowned architect with his own office in Berlin in the post-war period. He and Wilhelm Büning founded the university of arts in Berlin. He was on the architects' committee of six for building the Federal capital city of Bonn. As an architect, he implemented renowned projects throughout the Federal Republic. He built the Zinkhüttenquartier in Duisburg based on a straight-lined, functional architecture type with high-quality materials in a contemporary aesthetic. Clinker brick façades in various colours and a perfectly solid building substance still bear witness to his high quality claim.
Living in a true park atmosphere
Flats with an outdoor seat and a view of nature were in high demand at the time, and continue to be to this day. This residential quarter has implemented this more consistently than most places to be found today. Some of the buildings are spaced far enough apart to place an entire soccer field between them. The many old trees not only provide shade, but also characterise the site's special charisma. As a consequence, we gave the quarter a new, fitting name: Zinkhüttenpark.
Good floor plans, moderate rents
The flats have two or three rooms and are between approx. 40 and 73 m² in size. Each of them has a balcony or a terrace, offering an outdoor seat facing the park. Families, couples and singles are equally comfortable here. The renovated flats have been equipped to the current status. Ancillary costs are limited thanks to gas- or district heating. Our strategy's goal has been achieved: we can offer affordable residential space with a high living quality.
The family-like atmosphere is almost good enough to be movie material
Neighbours know and like each other. Many tenants like the Zinkhüttenpark so much that they want to stay for as long as they can. Of course, neighbours will meet and engage in regular contact. Summer brings many meetings outdoors, with the family-like and friendly atmosphere charmingly captured in our brief video.
Have a look:
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Location – a green corner of Duisburg
The Hamborn district is one of the most urban, yet at the same time one of the greenest districts of Duisburg. It is located at the north-eastern fringes of town. Many city parks invite visitors to linger. Sports associations with diverse leisure time offers are available within walking distance of the Zinkhüttenpark. Local supply is ensured as well. Day care and schools are within comfortable reach, no more than three kilometres away. A consumer market is in direct proximity. The centre of Duisburg Hamborn with its many stores is just a stone's throw away. Anything needed for daily life is sold there.
Leisure time offers
- Rhein-Ruhr-Bad, public indoor swimming pool – Kampstraße 2
- Botanischer Garten, botanical gardens – Fürst-Pückler-Straße 18
- Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord, botanical gardens – Emscherstraße 71
- Stadtwald, forest in the city
- Sportfreunde Hamborn 07, sports club – Westerwaldstraße 43
- MTV Union Hamborn 02, sports club – Warbruckstraße 181
- SV Rhenania Hamborn, sports club – Warbruckstraße 183
- Golfclub Röttgersbach, golf club – Ardesstraße 82
- Netto – August-Thyssen-Straße 52
- Lidl – Schulte-Marxloh-Straße 1
- Aldi Süd – Duisburger Straße 232
- Aldi Süd – August-Bebel-Platz 20
- Bäckerei Brinker – August-Thyssen-Straße 52
- K + Apotheke – Duisburger Straße 303
- Kaufland – Duisburger Straße 303
- MediaMarkt – August-Bebel-Platz 20
- Burger King – Duisburger Straße 303 – fast food
- McDonalds – Duisburger Straße 236 – fast food
- Gourmet Tempel Duisburg – Duisburger Straße 303 – Asian
- Bus lines – 905, 910, 910E, 917, SEV 901, SEV 903, 935
- Tram lines – 901, 902, 903
- Motorways – A3, A42, A49
Data & Facts
- Data & Facts
|Total property size||approx. 60.000 m²
|Number of residential buildings||32 apartment buildings|
|Total residential area||approx. 23.000 m²
|Number of flats||392 residential units|
||approx. 52 m² to approx. 73 m²|
170 flats, 2 room, approx. 52 - 55 m²
20 flats, 3 room, approx. 62 - 63 m²
74 flats, 2 room, approx. 55 - 58 m²
74 flats, 3 room, approx. 62 - 73 m²
|August-Thyssen-Str.||54 flats, 3 room, approx. 61 - 63 m²|
|Garage parking spaces||106
|Outdoor parking spaces||approx. 65|
|Playgrounds||5, spread across the areal|
|Special feature||park facility with fountain and seats|
|Access||stairwell/some with passenger lifts
|Security||doorbell with intercom|
|Floorings||plastic flooring with a light wood look|
||woodchip wallpaper painted white or full surface grouted and painted white|
||wall tiles in white|
||tub with windows, white tiles|
||tilt-and-turn windows, heat- and sound-insulated|
|Extra||all with balcony or loggia|
We are happy that active action has saved the Zinkhüttenpark from demolition. It would have been terrible to lose this wonderful park with its beautiful old trees and gigantic lawns! Thank you, Mr Brune!
The Wiebus couple, tenants in the Zinkhüttenpark
Are you interested?
Are you looking for a new, affordable rental flat with a balcony and a view of nature? We will gladly schedule an individual appointment for you to have a look. Call us, email us or visit our letting office on site.