Tor 2 - Clouth Areal in Cologne
Nieto Sobejano 

Tor 2 - Clouth Areal in Cologne

Nieto Sobejano 


Working from offices in Berlin and Madrid, the firm headed by Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has placed first in the invitational competition for a mixed-use complex in the Nippes district of the city of Cologne.

Named Tor 2, the 22,000-square-meter project combines apartments and offices with a theater and a dance school. It incorporates the main building, in brick, of Clouth Areal, a 19th-century industrial plant reconstructed in the 1950s, and a respectful extension rendered with unfaced concrete, colored red like the preexisting constructions, striking a dialogue between past and present through scale and material. Completion of the project is programmed for 2024.