World of Walas makes waves with Phoenix West

World of Walas made headlines across Europe in August when they announced the redevelopment of the historic Phoenix West project in Dortmund, Germany.

Walas CEO and Founder, Gerben van Straaten, hosted German media at the Walas Spinnerij project in Enschede, Netherlands. Over 20 media attended to get a better understanding of the overall work and vision of World of Walas.

The former spinning mill is now home to 80 companies of various sizes, housing over 500 employees.

The media was invited to tour the building, to experience the ‘community within the community’ where people work and cooperate in a friendly, exciting, casual and inspiring atmosphere. The building is almost fully occupied with entrepreneurial and innovative tenants, with a waiting list and few openings for new tenants. 

World of Walas believes this can be a blueprint for the Phoenix West project.

For more information about Phoenix West, visit the official website at

-Team Walas

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