Its new home, built from 200307, was designed by peter zumthor and inaugurated by joachim meisner. Publishing history this is a chart to show the publishing history of editions of works about this subject. Peter zumthor the kolumba museum in cologne, germany, is a remarkable work of swiss architect peter zumthor, a pritzker prize laureate. A way of looking at things 9 the hard core of beauty 27 from passion for things to the things themselves 35 the body of architecture 48 teaching architecture, learning architecture 57. A complete catalog of his works starting in 1979 rounds out the book. His best known projects are the kunsthaus bregenz in austria, the thermal bathes in vals, switzerland and the kolumba in cologne. Richly illustrated and beautifully designed, this book serves as both an introduction to zumthors work and philosophy for the layperson and a required. I need a fighter, a lover of space, an agitator, a. Protective structures for an excavation with roman artifacts, chur, grisons 1986. The takayama festival art museum is the first complete facility using the rock cavern for public use in japan.
Kolumba museum by peter zumthor jose fernando vazquez from urbana arquitectura who has shared these images of zumthors amazing kolumba museum. This, the cavernous groundfloor room of colognes new kolumba art museum, is a place of mystery and awe. The museum was founded by the society for christian art in 1853, and taken over by the archdiocese of cologne in 1989. The occasion is the new building for the cologne diocese museum, which was established in 1853 and which features an extraordinary collection spanning from early christianity to contemporary art. Kolumba cologne 2020 all you need to know before you. The kolumba museum in cologne, germany, is a remarkable work of swiss architect peter zumthor, a pritzker prize laureate. The following is a list of the buildings shown, in the film installation of nicole six and paul petritsch. The swiss architect peter zumthor designed a new museum for the archdiocese which integrates the chapel, and the excavation sites.
It was designed by architect peter zumthor in 200307. Finn wilkie peter zumthor, kolumba museum, cologne, 2007. Universally revered for his attention to detail, he religiously believes like the old bauhaus masters that schooled him in the architect as a craftsman. The two storey of exhibition room is designed by peter zumthor combines with the existing. Kunstmuseum des erzbistums koln, the precursor of kolumba, was founded in 1853 as a museum dedicated to religious art, from early christian times onwards, housed in the former archbishops palace and. Kolumba church, an art museum with courtyard was created by peter zumthor s extension to the edge of the architecturally stabilised ruined church. The kolumba museum is an experiential building, which fully reflects the wording of zumthor the new has to motivate us to better see the existing. Building began in 2003, and the kolumba was opened in 2007. Plotzek and tried out in many exhibitions and events until the new building was opened in september 2007 joachim m.
A secret garden, stone ruins, a uniquely dense archaeological site the kolumba museum is built on top of the ruins of the late gothic saint kolumba church in the city centre of cologne, germany, a city that was almost completely destroyed in second world war. Walk through of peter zumthors kolumba museum while still under construction. Kolumba museum cologne, germany architecture explained. Kolumba museum, cologne, germany modern heritage matters. Continuity between present and past in the main theme of the project. Along the x axis is time, and on the y axis is the count of editions published. Peter zumthor is a swiss architect, won the pritzker prize in 2009 and is known for his minimalist, pure aesthetic. Peter zumthor mitarbeit rainer weitschies kolumba kunstmuseum des erzbistums koln 19972007 fotografie helene binet 20072008 wir leben. Kolumba is the art museum of the archdiocese of cologne and next to the wallrafrichartzmuseum the oldest museum in cologne.
War ii until the inauguration of the present museum, allow us to understand zumthors plan as the culmination of a. An architecture rehab project by the nenowned swiss architect peter zumthor pritzker prize 2009 that delicately design rises from the ruins of a gothic church destructed during the world war ii, respecting the sites history and preserving its essence after the ravages of time and history. Kolumba church, an art museum with courtyard was created by peter zumthors extension to the edge of the architecturally stabilised ruined church. Cologne, germany the new kolumba art museum designed by peter zumthor transfers the sum of the existing fragments into one complete building. Though it is well maintained, there is not much to see. The ancient part is the remains of an old religious building, is the excavation zone nowadays. Plotzek, katharina winnekes, stefan kraus, ulrike surmann, marc steinmann. At the museums blessing ceremony, joachim meisner, cardinal archbishop of cologne, and in effect the client, proclaimed that whenever culture is separated from the worship of god, the cult atrophies in ritualism and culture becomes degenerate. Architizer is how architects find buildingproducts.
But as often with a new zumthor building, kolumba has created much controversy. Kolumba, the art museum of the archdiocese of cologne in germany. Mein lieblingsbau architekturtheorie ma 1 wise 2009 2010. Peter zumthor dear to me, 2017 exhibition view ground floor, kunsthaus bregenz. Image 4 of 38 from gallery of kolumba museum peter zumthor. Kolumba is a museum on ancient and modern art in cologne housed in a famous building designed by swiss architect peter zumthor history the museum of the archdiocese of cologne german. Kolumba art museum of the cologne archdiocese, cologne. Peter zumthor presents around forty of his projects, both realized and unrealized, through zumthors own writing, and with photographs, sketches, drawings, and plans. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. The swiss masterbuilder peter zumthor, whom the curators had visited for the first time in the spring of 1993, was successful with his. You enter it from the museums airy foyer, through thick leather curtains, and are. Kolumba art museum in cologne by peter zumthor arc.
Situated in cologne, germany, a city that was almost completely destroyed in world war ii, the museum houses the roman catholic archdioceses collection of art which spans more than a thousand years. The museum uses, as its exhibition hall, a largescale rock cavern with a diameter of. Kolumba is the art museum of the archdiocese of cologne a triad of place. Peter zumthor belongs to a rare breed of architects.
Kolumba art museum of the cologne archdiocese, 2007 cologne, germany. Archbishopric cologne architecture peter zumthor construction period january to august 2007 area 320 m2 in the city of the german town of cologne on the site of the ruined st. Keep exploring architizer by creating a free account or logging in. This collection, however, explores his entire body of awardwinning work from 1986 to. Tangled in the city, invites the visitor to get inside through its impressive outer shell. Kolumba museum was built above remains of ancient religious building, thereby entire building is composed of roughly 3 programmatic zones. As well as being a space for housing a collection of catholic art, the kolumba museum captures its visitors with serenity, meditation, sincerity, and a sign of reaching out to the past that was destroyed. Museum concept the idea of kolumba as a museum of contemplation was developed from 1991 by the curatorial team directed by joachim m.
Diocesan museum located in cologne is the first topic covered in architecture explained series, where we discuss some modern buildings and analyze their. In a display of mastery and sensitivity, the architect manages to fuse the ruins of a destroyed catholic church, with modern, sober and minimalist architecture, and highly sensitive to the theme of the works it houses. The warm grey brick of the massive building unite with the tuffs, basalt and bricks of the ruins. The city of cologne germany needed a museum that could be both a box for a permanent. Doch dieses museum hat auch eine funktion zu erfullen es ist ein angebot zur auseinandersetzung mit dem zur kunst geworde nen leben. Peter zumthor interior shot 2nd floor, kolumba, art museum of the archdiocese of cologne, 2008 photo.
The kolumba previously diocesan museum is an art museum in cologne, germany. A museum as a garden continually bringing a few alternately selected works of art to bloom. The site was originally occupied by the romanesque church of st. Image 19 of 38 from gallery of kolumba museum peter zumthor. Atmospheres architectural environments surrounding objects. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. This project and indeed most of peter zumthor s works can be summarised in a short sentence of four words. As with zumthor himself, the location of most of his works, are notoriously recluse. Peter zumthor construction period january to august 2007 area 320 m2 in the city of the german town of cologne on the site of the ruined st. Image 10 of 38 from gallery of kolumba museum peter zumthor.
Steve rose on colognes new kolumba art museum world. Zumthors diocesan museum shows clearly and movingly the. The collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, decorative art and religious icons from late antiquity to the present. Art museum, europe, germany, peter zumthor, ruins the kolumba museum in germany houses the roman catholic archdioceses collection of art which spans more than a thousand years.879 751 1129 578 1353 1206 1042 1142 1089 1575 1085 506 782 283 465 460 181 832 341 1042 490 825 890 996 1644 1002 1271 185 30 806 859 513 19 525 1133 223 118 1157