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Hanns-Schaefer Prize 2008
Cologne Association of Home and Property Owners
Award winner: The Archdiocese of Cologne

»There are several prizes for architecture in Germany, even though they are by far not as numerous as literature prizes. But there are hardly any prizes for the building sponsor, although every architect knows that a house can only be as good as the building sponsor allows it to be. Therefore, the Cologne Association of Home and Property Owners, established in 1888, sets a signal in awarding the Hanns-Schaefer Prize this year to a building sponsor, namely to Joachim Cardinal Meisner for the Kolumba Art Museum built by the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor (F.A.Z. Newspaper of 15 September). The laudatory speech to honor the prizewinner was held by Andreas Rossmann, culture correspondent of this newspaper in Northrhine Westphalia, who took the audience on a travel through time to 2088, when the Association will be celebrating its 200th anniversary, providing a speculative review of Cologne’s city development, which, inspired and departing from Kolumba, will have attained new attention with respect to city planning as a result of a momentous alliance between master builders and their sponsors. “If architecture is treated like this and if the attitude Kolumba has exemplarily demonstrated toward the city rubs off on other builders and wins followers, then soon we will no longer have to worry about the city panorama of Cologne.« (Cardinal Meisner honored as sponsor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 17 December 2008)

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KOLUMBA :: Awards :: 2008 Hanns-Schaefer-Prize

Hanns-Schaefer Prize 2008
Cologne Association of Home and Property Owners
Award winner: The Archdiocese of Cologne

»There are several prizes for architecture in Germany, even though they are by far not as numerous as literature prizes. But there are hardly any prizes for the building sponsor, although every architect knows that a house can only be as good as the building sponsor allows it to be. Therefore, the Cologne Association of Home and Property Owners, established in 1888, sets a signal in awarding the Hanns-Schaefer Prize this year to a building sponsor, namely to Joachim Cardinal Meisner for the Kolumba Art Museum built by the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor (F.A.Z. Newspaper of 15 September). The laudatory speech to honor the prizewinner was held by Andreas Rossmann, culture correspondent of this newspaper in Northrhine Westphalia, who took the audience on a travel through time to 2088, when the Association will be celebrating its 200th anniversary, providing a speculative review of Cologne’s city development, which, inspired and departing from Kolumba, will have attained new attention with respect to city planning as a result of a momentous alliance between master builders and their sponsors. “If architecture is treated like this and if the attitude Kolumba has exemplarily demonstrated toward the city rubs off on other builders and wins followers, then soon we will no longer have to worry about the city panorama of Cologne.« (Cardinal Meisner honored as sponsor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 17 December 2008)