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Kranhaus II South

Cologne, Germany

Short information

Building category
Office and Business
Products
Façades
Location
Cologne, Germany
Completion
2008
Architects
Züblin Zentrale Technik
Specialist
Metall- u.Elementbau Haskamp GmbH & Co. KG,Schornstein Heinrich GmbH
Picture credit
© Schüco International KG

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Project details

Object description

The Kranhaus building has already become one of the new sights in the city of Cologne. It is the work of Hamburg-based BRT-Architekten. Based upon the crane shape so familiar in the harbour area, the building also has a glazed façade. The sheer size and might of the Kranhaus recall a monolithic sculpture. The effect is further heightened by this giant overhanging structure being reflected in the Rhine. It is indubitably a landmark that is hugely enriching for the city and riverscape.

With their cantilevered shape, the Kranhäuser are reminiscent of the cranes typically used at the harbour for loading and unloading cargo ships.

Location

Kranhaus II South
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