On 3 December 2013, members of the Düsseldorfer Jonges local heritage society filled the Henkel Hall in the Schlösser Quartier Bohème event centre to learn about the design of the New University of Applied Sciences and progress in its construction. Four speakers reported on different aspects:
University president, Prof. Dr Brigitte Grass, highlighted the development goals and planned memorial site in the old livestock hall. As overall project manager and CEO at Nickl & Partner Architekten AG in Munich, which won the competition for construction of the campus in 2009, Gerhard Eckl gave detailed insights into the future appearance of the university. From the client side, Jörg Munsch, acting manager of the Düsseldorf office of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Construction and Property Division (BLB NRW) presented the latest developments in project status.