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2018–2028

Historische Mitte, Cologne Read more

The new museum square on the Domplatte

View along the Curia and Administration Building and the Cologne City Museum to Kurt-Hackenberg-Platz

The new buildings for the research and administration of the Romano-Germanic Museum, the Curia House of the High Cathedral Church, and the Cologne City Museum will redefine the urban space on the baseplate of Cologne´s cathedral and generate a place where Cologne´s history can be seen and explored from diverse perspectives. We united the requested functions in two typologically distinct structures – the powerful volume of the City Museum, which concludes the cathedral´s base in the southeast, and the slender, openly structured administration building for the Romano-Germanic Museum and the Curia house. A new museum forecourt ties the Romano-Germanic Museum and the new buildings together into an ensemble. The roman excavations under the cathedral´s base, which form the historic foundation of the two museums, are accessed via a shared lower foyer on the Kurt-Hackenberg-Platz.

Projektdetails
Competition 1st Prize, 2016
Client City of Cologne and Metropolitankapitel der Hohen Domkirche Köln
Users Kölner Stadtmuseum
Römisch Germanisches Museum (Studiengebäude)
Hohe Domkirche (Kurienhaus)
Planning started 2018
Completion 2028
Total floor area 18,600 sqm

Competition
Project Management: Petra Wäldle
Team: Franziska Ebeler, Sophia Martinetz, Sönke Reteike, David Czepek

Planning and Realization
Project Management: Thomas Schmidt
Team: Marco Ullrich, Christian Jensen, Johannes Drechsler, Zuzanna Kałużna, Ruben Beilby

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