Caruso St John has won a second major competition in less than a month - this time for a €120 million office block in Cologne, Germany
The 25-year-old practice saw off an all-German shortlist of practices to land the large commerical project, having recently scooped the job to design a £160 million new biomedicine building at the University of Basel in Switzerland.
- Caruso St John (WINNER)
- Carsten Roth
- Gerkan, Marg and Partners
- Meyer Schmitz-Morkramer
- Schilling Architekten
- Hadi Teherani
The scheme will sit close to the city’s historic Hahnen Gate – a medieval gate which once formed part of the city wall.
Caruso St John’s designs for the mixed-use development will be based on the colour of the monument’s stone and will also feature a basalt base.
Franz-Josef Höing of the city’s planning department praised the scheme for ‘considering the neighbouring Hahnentorburg’ and also for its ‘conciseness’.
The winning scheme and the work of the finalists will go on display in the city at the end of the year.
The practice is currently enjoying a rich vein of form. Earlier this week the firm was also shortlisted against Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Flanagan Lawrence, Jamie Fobert Architects and Stephenson Studio to expand the Hallé St Peter’s music studio and performance hall in Ancoats, Manchester.