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Old August 11th, 2016, 11:23 PM   #181
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Kaiser Hof
Innenstadt / Neustadt-Nord

Demolition of an office building from the 60s and new construction.

  • Architects: msm meyer schmitz-morkramer
  • Floor space: 12.000 m²
  • Storeys: 7 + 3 underground for a car park





The adjacent street will be upvalued in the course of the project. In the style of the name of the nearby ring road which is called Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring (Emperor Wilhelm Ring Road), abstract statues of Emperor Wilhelm will be placed in various spots:




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Old August 20th, 2016, 01:30 PM   #182
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In occasion of the annually held gamescom video games trade fair, the Cathedral is showing a laser show every night with today being the last day.
The laser show is accompanied by live music from the electronic music duo Blank & Jones from Cologne.


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Old August 20th, 2016, 01:53 PM   #183
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It is really sad what Cologne is doing to the few historic buildings that are left:







Those modernist ulcers ruin what even WWII and reckless post-war city planning weren't able to do.
It's just as bad as over in Vienna. But at least Vienna has lots of historic buildings left. They can actually still afford doing this. *sigh*
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Old August 20th, 2016, 02:34 PM   #184
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Actually these modern additions are indeed just replacing what WWII had already ruined. These buildings looked like this before:


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Apart from that, I agree that proper reconstructions to the pre-war state would have been a better option in most cases.
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Old August 20th, 2016, 10:58 PM   #185
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Yeah those buildings look much better after the additions.

That water tower project is incredible
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Old August 27th, 2016, 09:09 PM   #186
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A very nice upgrade for the "Eigelstein"-street in Cologne.
A 1950s shoe-store will close this year and a colognian investor bought the building.
Now it is planned to reconstruct a protected facade, which so far was hidden behind aluminium. Moreover it is planned to build a new residential building.
In total seven apartments and one restaurant will be created.
The construction will start in 2017, in summer 2018 it should be finished.

This is how it looks so far:
https://www.google.de/maps/@50.94906...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Source: http://www.ksta.de/koeln/innenstadt/...ebaut-24643318
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Old September 7th, 2016, 11:11 PM   #187
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Deutz station
Innenstadt / Deutz

A proposal for a modernisation of the railway station Köln Messe/Deutz right next to the future MesseCity and trade fair.
The architects had been invited to the regional transport association for further elaboration.












All images/source: Gruppenarbeit mit 4 Architekten (Magdalena Stephan, Constantin Wiemer, Dennis Mertens, Florian Elshoff) und 2 Bauingenieuren (Anna-Lena Hölper, Oliver Reluga)
http://www.florianelshoff.de/portfol...n-messe-deutz/


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Old September 8th, 2016, 01:03 AM   #188
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Cool! That's an un-German looking station. Where are the right angles? The corrugated iron sheets? The easy-to-clean surfaces?
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Old September 8th, 2016, 02:50 AM   #189
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Wow that will look stunning!
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Old September 8th, 2016, 11:07 AM   #190
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Cool! That's an un-German looking station. Where are the right angles? The corrugated iron sheets? The easy-to-clean surfaces?
Did you see one of the information boards? Ca. 5 Minuten Verspätung. They already expect delayed trains. It can't be Germany!
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Old September 8th, 2016, 06:33 PM   #191
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Old September 8th, 2016, 11:20 PM   #192
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Hi,

I just want to clarify a few things about the plans for Deutz station.

I am one of the architecture and engineering students who designed this project.
This was (just) part of a student competition, that is organized annually by the VDI. So it is not a "real" plan for the future but rather a display of what could be.

And just to clarify further (I also changed the ambiguous wording in the project entry on my website):
We were invited by the regional transport association after our VDI presentation to present our design and process specifically to them, but it was sadly cancelled due to holidays and scheduling problems.
They still gave detailed and very positive feedback to all three invited teams (one of which was the competition winner). They especially mentioned how our proposal takes the current situation into account and solves it by reducing the length and height difference of the routes the passengers have to take to switch trains.

We are very happy that some of you enjoy our proposal, and as a team still think it would have been an awesome, albeit controversial addition to Deutz.

If anyone would like to read a bit further and find out about our process and how we envisioned the station, you can go to florianelshoff.de/portfolio/bahnhof-koeln-messe-deutz/ and read all about it. The text is in German, but there are some images that explain the folding and organization of it all.
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Old September 9th, 2016, 12:39 AM   #193
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Hi Florian,

thanks a lot for the clarification and congratulations on the very positive feedback you gained!

I really hope that we will see a modernised station Messe/Deutz in the near future. The current situation is severe.

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Ca. 5 Minuten Verspätung. They already expect delayed trains. It can't be Germany!
"Ca. 5 Minuten Verspätung" must be the inofficial slogan for Deutsche Bahn.
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Old September 14th, 2016, 12:36 AM   #194
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Hohe Straße 52
Innenstadt / Altstadt-Nord

New visualisations and information on the new department store in the Hohe Straße.

  • Architects: KUEHN MALVEZZI
  • Completion: Q3 2017
  • Retail floor space: 3,000 m²
  • Investment volume: € 60 million







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Old September 16th, 2016, 08:13 AM   #195
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That station looks amazing compared with what it is currently.
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Old September 18th, 2016, 11:33 PM   #196
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Kölncubus
Kalk

This building is the latest addition to a new office and commercial quarter in Cologne-Kalk where once a chemical plant stood.

  • Architects: Astoc
  • Floor-space: 12,130 m²









Images: KÖLNCUBUS Süd GmbH c/o DEVELOPMENT PARTNER AG
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Old September 19th, 2016, 07:33 AM   #197
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Rather exchangeable box. Köln-Kalk could definitely need more new classical architecture!
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Old September 27th, 2016, 10:09 PM   #198
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Deutzer Hafen
Innenstadt / Deutz

COBE architects (Copenhagen/Berlin) wins competition to transform an old industrial harbour into a new urban district.
Here is the project description from the COBE website:
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Stadt Köln and Moderne Stadt choose COBE to transform the old industrial harbour of Cologne, Deutzer Hafen, into a new urban district! Together with Atelier Dreiseitl and Transsolar, we envision a masterplan that includes new housing typologies, public plazas, a new bridge and a public infinity pool where you can take a swim in purified rainwater. The pool ends in a huge waterfall and will cleanse the Rhine River over the comming years. The new neighbourhood in Cologne will provide homes for 5,000 inhabitants and work spaces for another 4,500.


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Old September 27th, 2016, 10:37 PM   #199
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I love how they will retain some cranes.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 10:41 PM   #200
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Wallarkaden

Wallarkaden is the project name of a new office building at the Rudolfplatz in Cologne. Rudolfplatz is one of the most famous colognian squares located in the Ringe.
The Wallarkaden will replace a closed theatre and an office complex from the 1950s.
The current building will be demolished now and the construction of the new office building will take place until 2019, at an investment of roughly 120 million €.


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current situation in StreetView
https://www.google.de/maps/@50.93620...7i13312!8i6656

Quelle: http://www.immobilienmanager.de/koel...den/150/44250/
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