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3 Mar 2009

Stadt Archiv Köln
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Stadt Archiv Köln collapse

The historic City Archive building has collapsed into the new underground construction in Cologne. Photos of the building prior to collapse:

City Archive Cologne Stadt Archiv Stadt Archiv Köln
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The six-story archive building collapsed on 3 March 2009, along with two neighboring apartment buildings. Two residents of neighboring buildings were found dead.

Looking north – panoramic and close up:
Stadt Archiv Stadt Archiv Köln
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All archive staff and visiting archive users survived, as they were able to escape following a warning by construction workers. Around 90% of archival records were buried by the collapse, although it subsequently proved possible to rescue and repair many of them.

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Location: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, northwestern Germany, western Europe

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Contemporary Architecture in Germany – architectural selection below:

Hinang House, Allgäu, Bavaria, southern Germany
Design: Carlos Zwick Architekten BDA
Hinang House Allgau Bavaria
photography : Tomek Kwiatosz
House in Allgäu, Bavaria
A person planning a house on a meadow above a subterranean lake from the former glacial period has either nerves of steel or not the faintest idea. This is what happened to the Berlin architect Carlos Zwick when he wanted to construct, Hinang House, a summer residence for his family of 8 in his Allgäu homeland.

Laagberg Memorial and Learning Site, Wolfsburg, central Germany
Design: Hoskins Architects
Laagberg Memorial and Learning Site Wolfsburg
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Laagberg Memorial and Learning Site, Wolfsburg
In September 2020 Hoskins Architects, working with landscape architects guba+sgard and exhibition designers Ralph Appelbaum Associates, won the competition to design the new Laagberg Memorial and Learning Site in Wolfsburg.

German Architects

Frankfurt Architecture


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