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Peter Zumthor's Kolumba Museum Uses Local Materials to Reframe Historic Experience

Peter Zumthor's quiet, technically pristine, and beautifully detailed work has long been an inspiration for architects. His Kolumba Museum, located in Cologne, Germany, a city that was almost completely destroyed in World War II, houses the Roman Catholic Archdiocese’s collection of art which spans more than a thousand years. Zumthor’s design delicately rises from the ruins of a late-Gothic church, respecting the site’s history and preserving its essence.

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Kolumba Museum / Peter Zumthor

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Köln, Germany
  • Architects: Peter Zumthor
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: HESS TIMBER