12. – 18. January 2024

The PASSAGEN Interior Design Week Cologne is the largest German design event, which has been taking place annually since 1990 with around 150 decentralized exhibitions throughout the city of Cologne – with presentations and events on design, craftsmanship, living, architecture and urbanism. Exhibitors are international manufacturers, furniture stores, design offices, the maker scene, showrooms, institutes, universities and initiatives. New applicants are asked to send information about their planned presentation to The call is on.


After PASSAGEN 2021 had to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic, the hybrid or virtual program PASSAGEN EXTENDED will take place as a temporal and thematic interim, including reviews and previews developed during the year as well as best ofs and making ofs, talks and cross over projects of PASSAGEN participants, with portraits, podcasts, a hybrid mini-festival in Ehrenfeld as well as a walk through top-class Cologne design studios.
Please send your projects (see OPEN CALL) to info(at)



A film is presented that retells a walk through selected Cologne DESIGN STUDIOS that represent, shape and characterize Cologne’s current design scene. They stand for a strong recognized innovative and internationally networked as well as up-and-coming design scene in different generations and trades and thus for the design city of Cologne in general. In addition, a podcast with conversations between designers and the producer Sabine Voggenreiter will be released.

Urban Design Parcours


The summer festival URBAN DESIGN PARCOURS Ehrenfeld from September 1-5, 2021 is a hybrid festival, which was created as an interim after the corona-cancelled PASSAGEN 2021 and the also canceled DESIGN PARCOURS EHRENFELD in particular in the public space in Ehrenfeld and with the Ehrenfeld creatives at their places of activity such as stores, galleries, socio-cultural centers, workshops, studios: On display is a cross-over program on design and urban themes, architecture and urban development, crafts, photography, street style, pop culture, urban food, urban art and urban literature.


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

12. – 18. January 2024

Design Parcours Ehrenfeld – DPE is a program created for the creative, maker and design scene in Ehrenfeld as part of PASSAGEN, which has been held annually since 2008 in cooperation with the Design Quartier Ehrenfeld DQE and Büro Sabine Voggenreiter around the Körnerstraße design cluster , Lichtstrasse, Venloer Strasse and the location of the DESIGNERS FAIR Pattenhalle in Christianstrasse.



12. – 18. January 2024

Designers Fair is a presentation of young furniture and interior design. Designers Fair was founded in 2009 as a cooperation between Heimatdesign Dortmund and PASSAGEN, developed with the Design Quartier Ehrenfeld – DQE and is now curated and organized by Büro Sabine Voggenreiter.

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.



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.