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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peter zumthor’s kolumba museum in cologne photographed by rasmus hjortshøj
The Kolumba Museum is the exception. Here zumthlr becomes very clear — if there was at a point any doubt — that Kolumba is no ordinary museum. As with Zumthor himself, the location of most of his works, are notoriously recluse.
The items are generally displayed without accompanying text, and in no particular chronological or stylistic order. A zigzagging pathway guides you through the archaeological excavations between slim concrete columns pinning up the ceiling.
Icons and religious statues are standing shoulder to shoulder 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. This quest is the precious material for an aesthetic laboratory which studies the anthropological connections lying beyond musejm chronology.
Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Its spatial structure was similarly developed from the idiosyncratic ground plan.
Even the handrail is designed by Zumthor. As you stand 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.
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.
The chapel is zumtho from the changing cityscape and given a final location, in which it will be assured a dignified continuing existence. The walls are windowless apart from the perforations lining the top, casting filtered light into the double height room.
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 architectural continuum, while keeping and embracing the pre-existing fragments.
The highly distinctive narrow staircase pressed between two concrete walls. Kolumba will be a shadow museum which will evolve only in the course of the day and the seasons.
KOLUMBA :: Architecture :: Project
The work on the project yielded the following reduction: Built on the ruins of the Gothic Church of St. You feel the desire shared between client and architect to create something unique, something more than the museum itself. This page was last edited on 20 Julyat The only abruption comes in the form of the large window sections that beautifully frames selected views of the city.
Throughout the history of Cologne, since the earliest Roman settlements, churches have stood on the site where the Kolumba Museum stands today.
A place as evocative as it is intellectually and physically stimulating. Some of the wall-sized windows allow daylight to penetrate from all directions. The collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, decorative art and religious icons from Late Antiquity to the present.
Until it was located near Cologne Cathedral.
Though respectful of the location and the seriousness of its contents, Kolumba will emanate serenity and an inviting cheerfulness. Kolumba allows visitors to immerse themselves in the presence of their memories and offers them their own experiences on their way. The kolumbaa 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.
Images of the Kolumba Museum by Peter Zumthor
A museum as a garden continually bringing a few alternately selected works of art to bloom. The sixteen exhibition rooms possess the most varying qualities with regard to incoming daylight, size, proportion und pathways. A secret garden, stone ruins, a uniquely dense archaeological site: