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Architecture is the most substantial and most widely spreaded form of culture worldwide. Habitation is besides clothes and food one of the essential needs of menkind. We know the Lagerfelds and Guccis of this world, every day we read names of Pizza producers and Burger stores . There are famous actors and musicians, sports stars and even car companies. But who - except he is practitioner - knows just one name of a famous building's  architect, Chrysler-Building in New York City for example or the epochal Munich Olympic stadium? Or at least one stadium of the last FIFA world championship? Who knows the architect that reconstructed the Berlin Reichstag? Who designes the shopping malls, cathedrals or museums around the globe, in which we spend our freetime and which we regard as marvels? Do you know one famous architect at least?
arcTourLIVE helps you to keep one or two names in mind. Wether you want to boast with your knowledge amongst friends and colleagues or wether you might know the right answer in a TV-quizshow one fine day - the benefit is as useful as to know the brand of a perfume or sports shoes. 

But what would it cost, not to forget the creatives and their teams that are responsible for breathtaking and inspiring architecture? Like you do with Picasso, Renoir, Warhol or Rembrandt, you can link excellent works with distinguished architects. If you got copies (or originals) of a Kandinsky or Chagall at home, why not hanging a poster of a Zaha Hadid building, a Santiago Calatrava or Frank Gehry besides it? Here you can find some ideas - starting right on the doorstep in Cologne, you can proceed to other regions and countries.

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List of all architects who were designing in the Rhineauharbour : 




Cape at southwharf

KSP Jürgen Engel


Wolfgang Felder

- Silo23- "Siebengebirge"
(seven mountains)

ksg architektenkister scheithauer gross


Bernd Hellriegel


BRT - Bothe Richter Teherani


Bernd Oxen
+ Römer & Partner

- cranehouse south
- cranehouse 1
- cranehouse north

BRT - Bothe Richter Teherani
Mit-Urheber* A. Linster

keine Webseite

The Bench

Bahl & Partner

Hall 12

Molestina Architekten

Hall 11

JSWD ArchitektenJaspert-Jaspert-Steffens- Drehsen

German Sports- & Olympic Museum

Walter von Lom


Eller & Eller


Hanspeter Kottmair

- Pier 15- field 6
(under construction)

Römer & Partner

- field 10
- Kontor 19
- Harbourdepartment
- Bayentower  restauration

Gatermann + Schossig

field 21 (Janushead)

Prof. Coersmeier


Nalbach + Nalbach

Rheinau Art Office (MS)

Freigeber Architekten + Stephan Schütt

free zone planning

FSW Landschafts-architekten - Ferner, Steinhauer, Weisser

italics = restorations- or annex-buildings
These sites are mainly in German. Most offer their sites in English too, watch the button!


The Pritzker Prize is some kind of "Nobelprize" for architecture. Since 1979 it honours once a year outstanding architects in the lifetime. In 1986 as the only German architect until now Gottfried Böhm from Cologne became laureate of this probably most significant award.

2.1 Pritzker laureates buildings in and around Cologne:

Norman Foster

Gerling-Carée - Friesenpl./ Hohenzollernring

50670 Koeln  

Renzo Piano

Peek & Cloppenburg warehouse "Weltstadthaus"

Schildergasse 65-67
50667 Koeln

Jean Nouvel

KölnTower in the Mediapark

Im Mediapark 8
50670 Koeln

Peter Zumthor

Kolumba - Museum
of the archdiocese

Kolumbastr. 4
50667 Koeln

Peter Zumthor

Bruder-Klaus chapell

53984 Mechernich-Wachendorf (Kreis Eusk.)

Gottfried Böhm

St. Kolumba Chapell

Kolumbastr. 4
50667 Koeln

& Elisabeth Böhm


Breite Str. 6-26
50667 Koeln

Gottfried Böhm

Rathaus Bensberg
Cityhall Bensberg

Engelbertstr. /Burggraben   
51429 Berg.-Gladb. Bensberg

Gottfried Böhm

Herz Jesu Pfarrkirche(church heart jesus) 

Altenberger-Dom Str. 140
51467 Bergisch-Gladbach Schildgen

Richard Meier


Hans-Arp-Allee 1
53424 Remagen

Richard Meier

Peek & Cloppenburg

Berliner Allee 1
40212 Duesseldorf

Frank Gehry

Neuer Zollhof

40221 Duesseldorf

Fumihiko Maki

Maki Solitaire

40221 Duesseldorf

Tadao Ando

Langen Foundation

Raketenstation Hombroich 41472 Neuss

Hans Hollein

Municipal Museum

Abteistr. 27- 41061 Moenchengladbach



3. FURTHER ARCHITECTURE TIPS in and around Cologne
Not just Pritzker Prize laureates create unique and original architecture. Here you can find some further buildings worth to visit in and around Cologne:

Eberhard Zeidler

Masterplan Mediapark

Im Mediapark
50670 Köln

Eberhard Zeidler

Cinedom in Mediapark(multiplex cinema)

Im Mediapark50670 Köln

Kaspar Kraemer

flood pump station Schönhauser Strasse

Schönhauser Strasse
50968 Köln

Kaspar Kraemer

transformer station Mediapark

Im Mediapark
50670 Köln

Paul Böhm

Catholic Church St. Theodor

Burgsstrasse 4251103 Köln-Vingst

Paul Böhm mit
Gottfried Böhm

Cologne Central.Moschee

Subbelrather Str. 17
50823 Koeln-Ehrenfeld

gmp Gerkan, Marg & Pt.

RheinEnergie Stadion(stadium - 50.000 cap.)

Aachener Str.
50933 Köln


IGUS headquarter

Spicher Str. 1a51147 Koeln-Porz

Gustav Peichl

Bundeskunsthalle Bonn
(federal hall of arts)

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4
53113 Bonn

Axel Schultes mit Bangert, Jansen, Scholz

Kunstmuseum Bonn
(municipal art museum)

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 253113 Bonn

Günter Behnisch

new plenarhall of German Bundestag(now part of World 
Conference Center)

Platz d. Vereinten Nationen 253113 Bonn

Helmuth Jahn
(Murphy & Jahn)

Post Tower

Platz der Deutschen Post
53113 Bonn

Joachim Schürmann

Schürmann-Bau("Deutsche Welle" base)

Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 353113 Bonn

Christoph Ingenhoven

Sky Office

Kennedydamm 24
40476 Düsseldorf

Jürgen Overdiek


Stadttor 1
40219 Düsseldorf

Mies van der Rohe

Haus Lange + Haus Esters

Wilhelmshofallee 97
47798 Krefeld

Mies van der Rohe

Mies-van-der-Rohe Business Park
(Vereinigte Seidenwaren AG)

Hülser Straße 214
47798 Krefeld

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