Open Cloister
Hombroich (subject to planning permission)

In 1994 Germany’s most significant private museum, the Island Hombroich – Art Parallel to Nature – acquired an ex-NATO rocket launching area.


With the restoration of the existing buildings complete, a number of innovative projects by architects Raimund Abraham, Tadao Ando, Claudio Silvestrin and Alvaro Siza were commissioned.


Claudio Silvestrin’s project for a multi-functional centre, 9300m2, echoes his deep admiration for the architecture of the Cistercians. Set at a diagonal to his rectangular venue hall, the cloister-like building includes a courtyard, where twenty-one cells will offer sleeping facilities for visitors participating in artistic, philosophical, religious or scientific seminars.






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