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.

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Kolumba Museum

Its new home, built from —07, was designed by Peter Zumthor and inaugurated by Joachim Meisner. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

A place that speaks to all the senses. The museum was founded by the Society for Christian Art inand zumfhor over by kolukba Archdiocese of Cologne in The highly distinctive narrow staircase pressed between two concrete walls. Icons and religious statues are standing shoulder to musseum with contemporary art installations — and as if this is not confusing in itself, the visitors are left completely to their own devices, as there is no accompanying text to be found.

Views Read Edit View history. Inside the building a peaceful courtyard takes the place of a lost medieval cemetery. Kolumba Museum by Jakob Hybel The sixteen exhibition rooms possess the most varying qualities with regard to incoming daylight, size, proportion und pathways.

The new building designed by Peter Zumthor transfers the sum of the existing fragments into one complete building.


The largest room of the building encompasses the two thousand kolymba structure of the city as an uncensored memory landscape. Though respectful of the location and the seriousness of its contents, Kolumba will emanate serenity and an inviting cheerfulness.

This quest is the precious material for an aesthetic laboratory which studies the anthropological connections lying beyond zumthir chronology. As you mjseum amidst the room with all layers of history exposed, protected by the outer walls that gently wraps everything together, there is a serene calmness and odd timelessness. The site was originally occupied by the romanesque Church of St.

Kolumba allows visitors to immerse themselves in the presence of their memories and offers them their own experiences on their way. A secret garden, stone ruins, a uniquely dense archaeological site: Retrieved from ” https: It might appear to be hopeless to reconcile these many layers of history, but it seems Zumthor chose to to see it as zzumthor challenge and he has intelligently managed to add to the architectural continuum, while keeping and embracing the pre-existing fragments.

The walls are windowless apart from the perforations lining the top, casting filtered light into the double height room. The building does not reveal a lot from the outside. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Even the handrail is designed by Zumthor. The occasion is the new building for the Cologne Diocese Museum, which was established in and which features an extraordinary collection spanning from early Christianity to contemporary art.

Kolumba will be a shadow museum which will evolve only in the course of the day and the seasons. The guiding thread of the collection is the quest for overarching order, measure, proportion and beauty which connects all creative work. Here, the exhibition rooms are subdued in color and scale with white concrete walls and polished floors. Back at the foyer, a narrow staircase takes you upstairs to the art exhibit, where the collection of the Archdiocese, who commissioned the museum, is at show.


Kolumba – Wikipedia

kolumbw Peter Zumthor belongs to a rare breed of architects. You feel the desire shared between client and architect to create something unique, something more than the museum itself.

The new building develops seamlessly from the old remains whilst respecting it in every ,useum. A museum as kuseum garden continually bringing a few alternately selected works of art to bloom. This page was last edited on 20 Julyat Some of the wall-sized windows allow daylight to penetrate from all directions. Here it becomes very clear — if there was at a point any doubt — that Kolumba is no ordinary museum.

The collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, decorative art and religious icons from Late Antiquity to the present. The Kolumba Museum is the exception.

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