Port Authority Cologne _OK_LAURA

Extension of a historic ensemble

Additional office space was added to the listed Neo-Romanesque Port Authority building and its adjacent engine shed. Two new structures, clearly different in design from the historic architecture on site, were attached. Between the old and new buildings, an atrium was built that houses a lift tower and staircases which links the old and new and enables a variety of communicative activities. Strong use of colour and the introduction of a major new contemporary artwork by artist Thomas Weil, also create a refreshing dialogue between the old and new structures.


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Completion: 2000
LPH: 1 - 6, (8)
BGF: 5.050 m²
BRI: 18.800 m³
Projectnumber: 395
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