Commercial Building Hohe Strasse 52 / Kuehn Malvezzi

Commercial Building Hohe Strasse 52 / Kuehn Malvezzi

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Cologne, Germany
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Commercial Building Hohe Strasse 52 / Kuehn Malvezzi - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Ralph Müller

Text description provided by the architects. In the heart of the historic center of Cologne, the construction of a new commercial building has been completed. The building references an existing department store typology present in the city center.

Commercial Building Hohe Strasse 52 / Kuehn Malvezzi - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Ralph Müller
Commercial Building Hohe Strasse 52 / Kuehn Malvezzi - Interior Photography
© Ralph Müller

 Its structured shell-limestone facade shows the pedestal as the tectonic base of the building, followed by a central part reaching over two floors, and an attic band that repeats the frame of the floors below in a halved rhythm. This vertical order plays a significant role in how the building relates to its historical and urban context.

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Within the narrow streets of the city center, the ordered framework of the facade opens up a third dimension towards the street, expanding the public space and developing a dialogue between the building and the city.

Commercial Building Hohe Strasse 52 / Kuehn Malvezzi - Exterior Photography, Windows, Cityscape
© Ralph Müller

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Address:Cologne, Germany

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Cite: "Commercial Building Hohe Strasse 52 / Kuehn Malvezzi" 15 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/931937/commercial-building-hohe-strasse-52-kuehn-malvezzi> ISSN 0719-8884

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