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

07:30 - 14 August, 2018
Peter Zumthor's Kolumba Museum Uses Local Materials to Reframe Historic Experience, © Laurian Ghintiou
© Laurian Ghintiou

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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