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Location: Germany

Kolumba Museum by Atelier Peter Zumthor in Cologne, Germany. 
Exterior.  Photo by Yuri Palmin
July 01, 2013 /

Kolumba Museum
Atelier Peter Zumthor
Cologne, Germany

Built on the ruins of the Gothic Church of St. Columba in the old center of Cologne, not far from the city’s spectacular cathedral, revered Swiss architect Peter Zumthor’s Kolumba Museum stands as an equally uplifting and melancholic testament to the glorious and the bleak chapters of the city’s past.

Langen Foundation exterior glass facade
September 11, 2006 /

Langen Foundation
Tadao Ando
Neuss, Germany

Ando's familiar, concrete like silk, long stairs, ramps and light slits, characterize the building.

The Zollverein School by SANAA in Essen, Germany. 
Photo © Thomas Mayer
May 23, 2005 /

The Zollverein School
SANAA
Essen, Germany

The Zollverein School of Management & Design, inaugurated on July 31, 2006, is the first new building on the historical coal-mining Zollverein site; declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001.

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