Location: bauwerk.köln - a macevent GmbH location
Events: Conferences, Congresses, Trade Fairs, Product Presentations, Galas, Exhibitions, Corporate Events, Film and Photo Productions, Weddings
Client: macevent GmbH
Branch Office:Düsseldorf
Services:Audio, Video, Lighting, Conferencing, Staging, Rigging, Event-IT, Content Production
In-house technical equipment: The location has in-house audio, lighting and video systems that can be extended to meet individual needs.
bauwerk.köln Website

The charm of a stylish industrial loft merges elegantly with creative interior architecture and outstanding engineering in this listed brick building in the Deutz district of Cologne. Formerly a factory where tractors were made, the location now provides event planners with two levels and 666 m² of floor space to realise their own individual concepts – ranging from conferences and congresses through to product presentations, film and photo shootings, and glamorous galas. The creators of the new venue put years of event experience, know-how and a lot of passion into their bauwerk.köln.

One clever idea – and one of the location's highlights – is the set of six "event boxes" behind the side wall that can be moved at the press of a button, opening customisable, mobile rooms with an area of 20 m². These can be turned into a bar, buffet station, spaces for product shows or even car presentations. The futuristic boxes are guaranteed to catch the eye when they are pushed into the focal point of audience interest during an event.

An inviting gallery with cosy lounge areas above the loft hall with the event boxes is also available. This can be turned into workshop and meeting zones to fulfill clients' individual wishes. An adjacent studio, acoustically isolated from the main hall, provides space for photo shootings, filming and Digital Live Events.

In our role as a partner to bauwerk.köln, we begin to advise event organisers as early as the planning stage as part of our Venue Services package; we offer bespoke concepts concerning the use of audio, lighting and video solutions, and also make sure our clients have perfectly tailored conferencing solutions including Event IT and Content Production. Our dedicated technicians have many years of know-how at their disposal, which allows us to deliver high-quality realisation of event concepts and ensure the smooth running of every occasion.

Perfect location

bauwerk.köln is situated on the right-hand bank of the River Rhine, close to the centre and not far from the koelnmesse exhibition centre. The event location is easily accessible thanks to good public transport services and motorway links. Up to 30 parking spaces can be rented, with up to 300 more available in a multi-storey car park within walking distance of the location. A shuttle service can be arranged between the multi-storey car park and bauwerk.köln if required. Cologne Central Station is about 4 km away, Cologne/Bonn Airport can be reached by car in 15 minutes, and koelnmesse is approximately 10 minutes away.

Multiple awards

Its overall concept, the interior and especially the event boxes earned bauwerk.köln the 2015 Location Award – as the sole Cologne location thus far – as well as two silver awards and rankings within Germany’s top 10 in theevent location rankings.


The industrial loft has ground-level access for vehicles. It stands out with its modern design and comes across as extremely light and friendly thanks to its almost floor-level windows and 7-metre-high ceiling. If required, half of the hall can be darkened at the press of a button. Despite being a listed building, the hall is equipped with the latest technology and provides ample space for a stage or catwalk with its floor area of 340 m². Due to its barrier-free access and large gates, bauwerk.köln is an excellent venue for automotive presentations or staging of other large-sized products.

Capacitiesnumber of persons permitted
Get-together400 PAX
Rows of seating  200 PAX
Dinner seating  180 PAX
Parliamentary100 PAX


Event boxes

The six event boxes are around 20 m² in size and constitute an outstanding unique feature of bauwerk.köln. The futuristic-looking rooms are concealed behind a side wall made of glass. A mechanical system moves them into position in a matter of seconds and they can be furnished to meet individual needs. They can accommodate a bar, a lounge corner, buffet creations, casino tables, performances by artists, a speaker's podium or installations for product presentations – or even complete vehicles. Each event box has its own design, lighting, electrical connections and, of course, WLAN.


The gallery sits high above the hall and event boxes. With its cosily modern lounge furniture, it naturally attracts all those who wish to chat in a relaxed atmosphere or enjoy a moment of relaxation. It not only has space for a coffee or cocktail bar but also for further seating and furnishing options from a long dining table to a workshop zone – while also providing the best overview of goings-on in the large hall below.


Although right next to the hall, the studio is completely separated and acoustically isolated from bauwerk.köln. It too possesses the charm of an industrial loft with unplastered walls and ten-metre-high ceilings. The studio's authentic factory character provides the perfect setting for photo shootings and filming – and can also be transformed into a broadcasting studio for Digital Live Events in a very short time. Equipped with various equipment and lighting concepts, the perfect atmosphere can be created for every format in no time at all.

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