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Commercial Building Cologne


In 2013, the veteran building on Cologne’s main shopping promenade requested proposals for its revitalization – a new look to replace the run down facade without changing the basic structure of the complex. Our design suggests a moderate yet effective scheme, modifying the building only above the ground floor. The new facade is arranged in three continuous horizontal partitions. Between those, vertical slats are placed and twisted into different angles creating an attractive visual flow along the length of the facade. The choice of sandblasted ceramic for the slats’, corresponds to the adjoining office tower yet offers a distinct and elegant appearance – a welcome contrast on the otherwise loud and colorful Schildergasse.

Limited Competition 2013