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January 16 2009
DAM Award for Architecture in Germany, 2008
1st Prize to the Architect and the Archdiocese of Cologne

»Peter Zumthor's art museum of the archbishopric of Cologne is a valid answer to the worldwide trend toward 'architecture spectacle'. The archaeology that is interpreted here as also involving an architectural search for traces of the past, is an archaeology not of the ground but of the spirit, not only of the place, but of its essence.« (Gerhard Matzig, Jury). »Architecture and artworks are melded here in perfect harmony, unconventional yet unspectacular. One wants to come back, again and again.« (Ursula Baus, Jury) »Time is the most important parameter in this building. Enough time. The developer had plenty of time; the architect needed a great deal of time and took full advantage of it.« (Peter Cachola Schmal, Jury).

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KOLUMBA :: Awards :: 2009 DAM Prize for Architecture

January 16 2009
DAM Award for Architecture in Germany, 2008
1st Prize to the Architect and the Archdiocese of Cologne

»Peter Zumthor's art museum of the archbishopric of Cologne is a valid answer to the worldwide trend toward 'architecture spectacle'. The archaeology that is interpreted here as also involving an architectural search for traces of the past, is an archaeology not of the ground but of the spirit, not only of the place, but of its essence.« (Gerhard Matzig, Jury). »Architecture and artworks are melded here in perfect harmony, unconventional yet unspectacular. One wants to come back, again and again.« (Ursula Baus, Jury) »Time is the most important parameter in this building. Enough time. The developer had plenty of time; the architect needed a great deal of time and took full advantage of it.« (Peter Cachola Schmal, Jury).