Kolumba
Kolumbastraße 4
D-50667 Köln
tel +49 (0)221 9331930
fax +49 (0)221 93319333

     
Brick Award 2008
The very best brick architecture
1. Prize: Peter Zumthor / Kolumba

The Brick Award, which amounts to a total of 21,000 euros, is given out every two years for outstanding European brick architecture, and is organized by the Wienerberger Company. An international jury of renowned architects and architectural critics judge the submitted projects: »This project which was both remarkable externally and internally was described by one jury member a a 'miracle'. The jury were impressed by the raltionship between the antiquities, the surrounding urban fabric and the new building and particularly liked the juxtaposition of the existing stone with the new brickwork with all its imperfections. We liked the original use of Roman brick / tile and the quality of light that was filtered through the brickwok on to the exhibits and the archaeological remains. All in all this is a formidable piece of architecture that is destined to become one of Cologne's great landmarks as well as an extraordinary visitor experience.« (George Ferguson, Chairman of the Jury, in: brick '08, S.8)

Art museum of the
Archdiocese of Cologne

Current events
Architecture
Exhibitions
Awards
Videos
Information
Chapel
Reviews
Museums-History
Publications
Essays
Events
Education

2014 Museum of the Year 2013
2013 Large Nike des BDA
2013 Nike for Atmosphere BDA
2011 Architecture Prize NRW
2010 Cologne Architecture Prize
2009 Museum Prize hbs Cultural Foundation
2008 Hanns-Schaefer-Prize
2009 DAM Prize for Architecture
2008 Brick-Award
 

 
www.kolumba.de

KOLUMBA :: Awards :: 2008 Brick-Award

Brick Award 2008
The very best brick architecture
1. Prize: Peter Zumthor / Kolumba

The Brick Award, which amounts to a total of 21,000 euros, is given out every two years for outstanding European brick architecture, and is organized by the Wienerberger Company. An international jury of renowned architects and architectural critics judge the submitted projects: »This project which was both remarkable externally and internally was described by one jury member a a 'miracle'. The jury were impressed by the raltionship between the antiquities, the surrounding urban fabric and the new building and particularly liked the juxtaposition of the existing stone with the new brickwork with all its imperfections. We liked the original use of Roman brick / tile and the quality of light that was filtered through the brickwok on to the exhibits and the archaeological remains. All in all this is a formidable piece of architecture that is destined to become one of Cologne's great landmarks as well as an extraordinary visitor experience.« (George Ferguson, Chairman of the Jury, in: brick '08, S.8)