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Nike for Atmosphere 2013
Prizewinners: Architect Peter Zumthor & Partner
and the Building Sponsor Cologne Archdiocese

The »Nike for Atmosphere« is awarded to a work that conveys a special, consistent and harmonious, atmospheric impression of spatial effect inside or out by means of its shape and appearance, its design of material, light, or colors. | The decision of the jury: »The Art Museum of the Cologne Archdiocese sees itself as a "living museum": The presentation concept displays works from different periods of art in changing "juxtapositions", independent of stylistic and medial contexts. Central to a viewer's reception is the ability to engage in a direct dialogue with the art. The architecture of the building reflects this sophisticated idea of dialogue with its own means. It is an intensely atmospheric blend of past and present, fascinating us with strong impressions of space and carefully executed details. The exhibition rooms have in common a sleek simplicity of the materials used: brick, mortar, and clay plaster as well as natural stone, terrazzo, and smooth screed on the floors. The asceticism and elegance shown in the interior continue outdoors into the urban space. Here, by way of its perforated frieze and the large glass surfaces, the museum displays creative strength. For the façade, a special brick was developed in a flat Roman format following the ocher-gray sandstone of the ruinous remains of St. Kolumba. The choice of materials, the lighting, and the carefully composed sequences of rooms invite museum visitors to experience the spaces, the art, and the city from a meditative viewpoint.« | The award ceremony took place on June 21, 2013 at the Film Museum in Frankfurt. Laudatory speech was held by Michael Frielinghaus. | Jury: Prof. Andreas Emminger, johannsraum. Studio for Architecture, Nuremberg; Michael Frielinghaus. BLFP Frielinghaus architect and president of BDA. Friedberg; Dr Roman Hollenstein, Neue Zürcher Zeitung Newspaper, Zurich; Prof. Françoise-Hélène Jourda, Jourda Architectes, Paris; Anne Kaestle, Duplex Architekten, Zurich; Ulla Luther. State Councilor, ret., Berlin; Peter Cachola Schmal, Director of the German Architecture Museum DAM. Frankfurt / Main

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KOLUMBA :: Awards :: 2013 Nike for Atmosphere BDA

Nike for Atmosphere 2013
Prizewinners: Architect Peter Zumthor & Partner
and the Building Sponsor Cologne Archdiocese

The »Nike for Atmosphere« is awarded to a work that conveys a special, consistent and harmonious, atmospheric impression of spatial effect inside or out by means of its shape and appearance, its design of material, light, or colors. | The decision of the jury: »The Art Museum of the Cologne Archdiocese sees itself as a "living museum": The presentation concept displays works from different periods of art in changing "juxtapositions", independent of stylistic and medial contexts. Central to a viewer's reception is the ability to engage in a direct dialogue with the art. The architecture of the building reflects this sophisticated idea of dialogue with its own means. It is an intensely atmospheric blend of past and present, fascinating us with strong impressions of space and carefully executed details. The exhibition rooms have in common a sleek simplicity of the materials used: brick, mortar, and clay plaster as well as natural stone, terrazzo, and smooth screed on the floors. The asceticism and elegance shown in the interior continue outdoors into the urban space. Here, by way of its perforated frieze and the large glass surfaces, the museum displays creative strength. For the façade, a special brick was developed in a flat Roman format following the ocher-gray sandstone of the ruinous remains of St. Kolumba. The choice of materials, the lighting, and the carefully composed sequences of rooms invite museum visitors to experience the spaces, the art, and the city from a meditative viewpoint.« | The award ceremony took place on June 21, 2013 at the Film Museum in Frankfurt. Laudatory speech was held by Michael Frielinghaus. | Jury: Prof. Andreas Emminger, johannsraum. Studio for Architecture, Nuremberg; Michael Frielinghaus. BLFP Frielinghaus architect and president of BDA. Friedberg; Dr Roman Hollenstein, Neue Zürcher Zeitung Newspaper, Zurich; Prof. Françoise-Hélène Jourda, Jourda Architectes, Paris; Anne Kaestle, Duplex Architekten, Zurich; Ulla Luther. State Councilor, ret., Berlin; Peter Cachola Schmal, Director of the German Architecture Museum DAM. Frankfurt / Main