18 – 24 January 2021

PASSAGEN Interior Design Week Cologne is Germany’s largest design event, which has been taking place in Cologne every year since 1990 and now features more than 160 exhibitions throughout the Cologne metropolitan area, with exhibitions and events focusing on the current trends in design – particularly interior design – with exhibitions by international showrooms. New applicants are welcome to send us informational materials about their planned presentations to


The design competition focuses on the interaction between product and staging, recognising the best design in the fields of interior design, textiles, lighting and interior architecture in combination with how the products are being showcased at PASSAGEN. PASSAGEN/Sabine Voggenreiter is hosting the competition together with German Design Council. Supported by KölnBusiness Wirtschaftsförderungs-GmbH.

design parcours ehrenfeld

18 – 24 January 2021

“Design Parcours Ehrenfeld – DPE” is a program established for the creative and design scene in Ehrenfeld district as a component of PASSAGEN design festival. It was hosted for the first time in 2008 and has since developed around the clusters of Körnerstraße, Heliosgelände, Lichtstraße, Grüner Weg and the former freight yard, in cooperation with “Design Quartier Ehrenfeld – DQE”.



18 – 24 January 2021

Designers Fair is an exhibition for young designers, design studios and producers within the framework of PASSAGEN design festival. Designers Fair was launched in Cologne in 2009 as a collaboration between Heimatdesign Dortmund and PASSAGEN, and developed in cooperation with “Design Quartier Ehrenfeld – DQE”.

Design Quartier Ehrenfeld

“Design Quartier Ehrenfeld – DQE” (Design District Ehrenfeld) is a project devoted to the development of a creative cityscape in Cologne. DQE is a winning project from the European Union “Create.NRW” competition held by North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of Economics and develops strategic concepts for structuring the Ehrenfeld district spatially and conceptually, to successively transform it from a former working-class neighborhood into a dynamic center for young international design.

popdesignfestival – pdf

Since 2010, “Design Quartier Ehrenfeld – DQE” has been hosting the “popdesignfestival – pdf”, a joint project by the creative cluster “Sound of Cologne”, Ehrenfeld district’s pop culture community and “Design Quartier Ehrenfeld – DQE”.  In Cologne’s cultural/subcultural district Ehrenfeld, pdf has established itself as an independent urban festival, a platform for pop and design culture in a crossover between design, music, film, urban art, street art, urban gardening, performance and fashion.



Architektur Biennale Köln

plan Architektur Biennale Köln (formerly Forum aktueller Architektur in Köln), was established in 1999 by Kay von Keitz and Sabine Voggenreiter and was held thirteen times up to 2012. From 2010 onwards, the “plan” event has taken the form of a biennial and in 2012 has been focusing under the motto “Scenario liveable City” on the theme of urban restructuring and climate change.


The archive gives informations about projects Nachlux, SPIN OFF and OBJEKTIVE of the past years.