Peek & Cloppenburg - Schildergasse, Cologne, UK

Renzo Piano
Date Built

Renzo Piano was the designer of Peek and Cloppenburg's flagship department store on Cologne's Schildergasse.  He says that it "is a savant blend of glass, steel, stone and wood, classic materials to dress a modern building, entirely dedicated to a fashion."  He adds that it is, "Quite massive. but sculpted within a curvy shape, this 5-storey building covers an area of 23,000 square metres of which 15,000 square metres are open to the public."