Schroeer-Heiermann, architect, Cologne
In the west the street, in the north a park and market square and in the south the completely closed fire wall to the neighboring property – that was the situation in which Chris Schroeer-Heiermann found the narrow, three-storey old building in the south of Cologne.
Inside the house were mainly the corridors on the facades, on the other hand, the areas of use have been movedin poor exposed corners. Today, the house presents itself in a completely different state: newly divided into two apartments as well as a commercial unit and with brightly lit rooms in which the light almost always comes up from several sides. Decisive for this are five new skylights and, above all, numerous openings in the interior walls and ceilings, which direct the light deep into the house.
© Chris Schroeer-Heiermann