January 14, 2020 By:

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.

Author: Togal Vor
Country: Bulgaria
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Relationship
Published (Last): 27 July 2011
Pages: 161
PDF File Size: 5.35 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.91 Mb
ISBN: 855-8-67625-274-8
Downloads: 16957
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Shakagrel

The occasion is the new building for the Cologne Diocese Museum, which was established in and kolhmba features an extraordinary collection spanning from early Christianity to contemporary art.

The site was originally occupied by the romanesque Church of St. Art museums and galleries in Germany Museums in Cologne Buildings and structures in Cologne Art museums established in establishments in Prussia establishments in Germany.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Until it was located near Cologne Cathedral. Views Read Edit View history. It stood untilwhere the site was tragically demolished — along with the rest of the city — by the allied air strike.

It is a fitting end to the narrative of the site and its past, almost like a punctuation mark.

KOLUMBA :: Architecture :: Project

A place as evocative as it is intellectually and physically stimulating. It is one of the oldest museums in the city, alongside the Wallraf-Richartz Museum. The collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, sumthor art and religious icons from Late Antiquity to the present. This quest is the precious material for an aesthetic laboratory which studies the anthropological connections lying beyond mere chronology.


The sixteen exhibition rooms possess the most varying qualities with regard to incoming daylight, size, proportion und pathways. The building does not reveal a zmthor from the outside. The guiding thread of the collection is the quest for overarching order, measure, proportion and beauty koulmba connects all creative work.

The new building develops seamlessly from the old remains whilst respecting it in every detail.

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

The new building designed by Peter Zumthor transfers the sum of the existing fragments into one complete building. Columba church, and run by the Archdiocese of Cologne. Peter Zumthor belongs to a rare breed of architects. The largest room of the building sumthor the two thousand year structure of the city as an uncensored memory landscape.

Its new home, built from —07, was designed by Peter Zumthor and inaugurated by Joachim Meisner. Kolumba allows visitors to immerse themselves in the presence of their memories and offers them their own experiences on their way. You feel kolumbw desire shared between client and architect to create something unique, something more than the museum itself.

In adopting the original plans and building on the ruins, zzumthor new building becomes part of the architectural continuum.

The Kolumba Museum is the exception. The steel frames decorate the brick coat like brooches and segment the monumental facade.

Inside the building a peaceful courtyard takes the place musseum a lost medieval cemetery. Kolumba will be a shadow museum which will evolve only in the course of the day and the seasons.

Kolumba Museum by Jakob Hybel A place that speaks to all the senses.

Kolumba Museum

A museum as a garden continually bringing a few alternately selected works of art to bloom. It is located on the site of the former St.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As with Zumthor himself, the location of most of his works, are notoriously recluse. 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 muxeum continuum, while keeping and embracing the pre-existing fragments.

Kolumba – Wikipedia

Built on the ruins of the Gothic Church of St. Xumthor, the exhibition rooms are subdued in color and scale with white concrete walls and polished floors. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kolumba Museum. The chapel is removed from the changing cityscape and given a final location, in which it will be assured a dignified continuing existence.

Even the handrail is designed by Zumthor. Though respectful of the location and the seriousness of its contents, Kolumba will emanate serenity and an inviting cheerfulness.

Here it becomes very clear zimthor if there was at a point any doubt — that Kolumba is no ordinary museum. Throughout the history of Cologne, since the earliest Roman settlements, churches have stood on the site where the Kolumba Museum stands today. The museum was founded by the Society for Christian Art inand taken over by the Archdiocese of Cologne in The items are generally displayed without accompanying text, and in no particular chronological or stylistic order. A secret garden, stone ruins, a uniquely dense archaeological site: