Peek & Cloppenburg Department Store

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Peek & Cloppenburg Department Store
1999-2005
P&C department store
Cologne, Germany

Set on the central Cologne’s Schildergasse, the city’s shopping area, this new Peek & Cloppenburg flagship store is a savant blend of glass, steel, stone and wood: classic materials to dress a modern building, entirely dedicated to fashion.

Quite massive, but sculpted within a curvy shape, this 5-storey building covers an area of 23,0000 square metres, of which 15,000 square metres are open to public.

66 vertical wooden arches, each positioned 2,5 metres apart,  compose the main structure of the building. Their curves  meet to form a transparent dome  overlooking the bell towers of the nearby Cologne’s cathedral. Between each arch strips of metal support the glass facettes which amount to 3800. The roof of the glass structure is lower at the center of the building  to avoid rivalling the neighbouring St Antoniter church. This curvature also carves out enough space to create a public square just in front of the church.

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  • Frank Oosthout
    Frank Oosthout commented
    A must see for both architecture lovers and fashonistas.
    about 5 years ago via Mobile
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