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Commercial Building Hohe Strasse 52 / Kuehn Malvezzi

Commercial Building Hohe Strasse 52 / Kuehn Malvezzi

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Cologne, Germany
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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.

© Ralph Müller
© Ralph Müller
© Ralph Müller
© 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.

Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
South elevation
South elevation

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.

© Ralph Müller
© 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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