Contemporary architecture can be so brave and bold. The Weltstadthaus on Schildergasse in Cologne sits on one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe. Rather than simply promoting commerce, Renzo Piano, the architect, created this magnificent structure to integrate the surrounds: a gothic church, a major roadway overpass, and dull adjacent concrete block buildings. The Weltstadthaus itself consists of thousands of glass panels, dozens of enormous wooden beams and a wall of stone. Within, of course, sits the Peek and Cloppenburg store, whose owners commissioned the award-winning building that was completed in 2005.
Residents of Cologne often refer to this as the Walfisch, or whale.
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Nicou (130275) 2014-04-16 7:24
quelle iamge sueprbe vue et compo quel édifice et tous ces reflets sur la verrière quel effet et cette forme ronde sueprbe compo.
bravo et amitié
Giustiniani (3606) 2014-04-16 7:44
une excellente idée! Le reflet de cet ensemble architectural aux chaudes couleurs dans les vitres de ce bâtiment moderne et froid est superbe. Bien vu.
tenretin (2545) 2014-04-17 5:00
Firstly thank you for your regular and positive feedback. I just (re) Discover your photo gallery and this one is particularly attractive. It is a good idea to have open dialogue between the old and new through the reflections.
It is well composed and well documented.
Fis2 (90141) 2014-04-17 5:34
A very interesting building,
Good frame and colors.
Have a nice day
Periko (3865) 2014-04-17 22:25
Nice reflections on this modern structure, which looks impressive indeed.