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Kunst Station St Peter

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Wiegmann Architekten
location Cologne
function culture, religion, renovation
contributed by Naomi

Located in the center it's the last preserved Gothic cathedral in the city, originally built (1513-1525) as a 3-aisled gallery basilica. The Romanesque west tower dates from 1170. Together with the neighboring Cecilia Church, the current Schnütgen Museum, this is the only surviving twin church plant in Cologne. Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Köln (Cologne Saint Peter Art Center) at Jesuit Church of St. Peter is almost a religious experience unto itself. It's a sensuous haven for contemporary art exhibitions from the likes of David Salle, Rosemarie Trockel, Francis Bacon, Anish Kapoor, Cindy Sherman and many others. Especially the permanent objects like 'Crucification of St. Petrus' by Peter Paul Rubens (ca 1639) combines to a meaningful unity with the modern cross altar by Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida. Religion, contemporary art and music in a simple architectural space, with a clarity of basic material selection, sophisticated lighting all correspond with the various exhibited objects.

gbrownm says:
There is only one cathedral in Cologne [the seat of the archbishop of Cologne]...and this is not it! It is only a church -- nice as it is.
Oxford OH, United States 26-Jun-10
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Kunst Station St Peter
Leonhard-Tietz-Strasse 6
Project is public!
Opening hours Tuesday - Saturday: 11-17h. Sunday: 13 - 17h. Monday closed. Kunst-Station also proudly offers the attending public many aural delights from its concerts performing contemporary, original music. Be sure to make room in your plans for a visit to this glorious place and commune with art.
How to get there? Subway to Neumarkt, around the corner of Renzo Piano's shopping mall Peek & Cloppenburg.
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Completion 2000
ArchitectWiegmann Architekten
Client Katholische Kirchengemeinde Sankt Peter
Project ID 3483
Latitude/Longitude 50°56'03N 06°57'06E
Contributed by Naomi
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