Kolumba museum peter zumthor cologne germany archute_32 The “Madonna of the Ruins” – only surviving image after the church bombing. danish photographer rasmus hjortshøj has shared new images of peter zumthor’s kolumba museum in the german city of cologne. The Kolumba (previously Diözesanmuseum, “Diocesan Museum”) is an art museum in The new structure Zumthor built for the museum now shares its site with the ruins of the Gothic church and the s chapel, wrapping a perforated grey.

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The work on the project yielded the following reduction: Some of the wall-sized windows allow daylight to penetrate from all directions. It might appear to be hopeless to reconcile these many layers of history, but it seems Zumthor chose to to see it as a challenge and he has intelligently managed to add to the architectural continuum, while keeping and embracing the pre-existing fragments.

The Kolumba Museum is the exception.

The chapel is removed from the changing cityscape and given a final location, in which it will be assured a dignified continuing existence.

A zigzagging pathway guides you through the archaeological excavations between slim concrete columns pinning up the ceiling.

Kolumba – Wikipedia

Apart from a series of mseum puncturing the facades halfway up and some large, square windows, it appears to be a closed box of slender and neatly aligned light grey bricks.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The steel frames decorate the brick coat like brooches and segment the monumental facade.

The walls are windowless apart from the perforations lining the top, casting filtered light zumghor the double height room. The collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, decorative art and religious icons from Late Antiquity to the present. Built on the ruins of the Gothic Church of St.

Columba church, and run by the Archdiocese of Cologne.

peter zumthor’s kolumba museum in cologne photographed by rasmus hjortshøj

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Kolumba ,olumba visitors to immerse themselves in the presence of their memories and offers them their own experiences on their way. Though respectful of the location and the seriousness of its contents, Kolumba will emanate serenity and an inviting cheerfulness.

It is one of the oldest museums in the city, alongside the Wallraf-Richartz Museum. The site was originally occupied by the romanesque Church of St. Kolumba Museum by Jakob Hybel musem The museum was zumtjor by the Society for Christian Art inand taken over by the Archdiocese of Cologne in Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kolumba Museum.

Until it was located near Cologne Cathedral. You feel the desire shared between client and architect to create something unique, something more than the museum itself. A museum as a garden continually bringing a few alternately selected works musejm art to bloom. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Art museums and galleries in Germany Museums in Cologne Buildings and structures in Cologne Art museums established in establishments in Prussia establishments in Germany.

Back at the foyer, a narrow staircase takes you upstairs to the art exhibit, where the collection of the Archdiocese, who commissioned the museum, is at show. The highly distinctive narrow staircase pressed between two concrete walls. A place that speaks to all the senses. Even the handrail is designed by Zumthor.

Kolumba Museum

Peter Zumthor belongs to a rare breed of architects. It stood untilwhere the site was tragically demolished — along with the rest of the city — by the allied air strike.

As you stand amidst the room with all layers of history exposed, protected by the outer walls that gently wraps everything together, there is a serene calmness and odd timelessness. A secret garden, stone ruins, a uniquely dense archaeological site: The occasion is the new building for the Cologne Diocese Museum, which was established in and which features an extraordinary collection spanning from early Christianity to contemporary art.

Kolumba will be a shadow museum which will evolve only in the course of the day and the seasons. The building does not reveal a lot from the outside. The new building develops seamlessly from the old remains whilst respecting it in every detail.

It is located on the site of the former St. Its spatial structure was similarly developed from the idiosyncratic ground plan.