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 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. The only abruption comes in the form of the large window sections that beautifully frames selected views of the city.

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

Kolumba Museum by Jakob Hybel As with Zumtnor himself, the location of most of his works, are notoriously recluse. Here it becomes very clear — if there was at a point any doubt — that Kolumba is no ordinary museum. Kolumba allows visitors to immerse themselves in the presence of their memories and offers them their own experiences on their way. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kolumba Museum.

A secret garden, stone ruins, a uniquely dense archaeological site: Art museums and galleries in Germany Museums in Cologne Buildings and structures in Cologne Art museums established in establishments in Prussia establishments in Germany. The items are generally displayed without accompanying text, and in no particular chronological or stylistic order. Some of the wall-sized windows allow daylight to penetrate from all directions.

It is located on the site of the former St. It is one of the oldest museums in the city, alongside the Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Its new home, built from —07, was designed by Peter Zumthor and inaugurated by Joachim Meisner. A museum as a garden continually bringing a few alternately selected works of art to bloom. As he said at the museum opening:.

The new building develops seamlessly from the old remains whilst respecting it in every detail. The chapel is removed from the changing cityscape and given a final location, in which it will be assured a dignified continuing existence.

The highly distinctive narrow staircase pressed between two concrete walls.

Columba church, and run by the Archdiocese of Cologne. A place as evocative as it is intellectually and physically stimulating. The largest room of the building encompasses the two thousand year structure of the city as an uncensored memory landscape. Peter Zumthor belongs to a rare breed of architects.

Kolumba – Wikipedia

Here, the exhibition rooms are subdued in color and scale with white concrete walls and polished floors. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kolumb site was originally occupied by the romanesque Church of St. What they all have in common is the reduced materiality of the brick, mortar, plaster and terrazzo in front of which will appear the works of art.

The guiding thread of the collection is the quest for overarching order, measure, proportion and beauty which connects all creative work. Throughout the history of Cologne, since the earliest Roman settlements, churches have stood on the site where the Kolumba Museum stands today. It stood untilmuseuj the site was tragically demolished — along with the rest of the city — by the allied air strike.

This page was last edited on 20 Julyat This quest is the precious material for an aesthetic laboratory which studies the anthropological connections lying beyond mere chronology.

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The museum was founded by the Society for Christian Art inand taken over by the Archdiocese of Cologne in As you stand amidst zumtuor 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. Until it was located near Cologne Cathedral.

The walls are windowless apart from the perforations lining the top, casting filtered light into the double height muxeum. The work on the project yielded the following reduction: Layers of history at show. The new building designed by Peter Zumthor transfers the sum of the existing fragments into one complete building.

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.