in 1962, and was the work of expressionist German architect and concrete enthusiast Gottfried Böhm. Neighbouring municipalities edit, beginning in the north clockwise the neighbouring municipalities and neighbouring towns are: Odenthal, Kürten, Overath, Rösrath, Cologne and, leverkusen. This bewildering turret-topped building dominates the small German town of Bensberg, looking as if two completely unrelated structures crashed into each other on a misty hilltop. Weitere Bewertungen, junger und moderner Arbeitgeber mit etwas Verbesserungspotenzial, tolle Arbeitgeber mit wesentlichen Verbesserung notwendig, super Arbeitgeber! The works began with the removal of post-1850 additions to the decrepit structure and the restoration of surviving 12th-century walls and towers. In 1975 the town incorporated neighbouring Bensberg and when it reached a population of 100,000 in 1977 it was given city status. The Old Castle had lain in the shadows of its palatial successor, the New Bensberg Castle, since 1706. Rathaus in German and the idea was mooted to convert the then semi-ruinous yet clearly adaptable medieval castle into the new municipal headquarters. The audacious building project earned its designer the coveted Pritzker Prize for Architecture and it remains a symbol of this small industrial town that still divides opinion).