P&C DEPARTMENT STORE
1999 – 2005, COLOGNE, GERMANY
At the end of the 1980s, the company Peek & Cloppenburg began assigning the projects for its new branches to major international architects, and in 1999 the company turned to the Renzo Piano Building Workshop for the construction of its Cologne headquarters. The building, destined to house the Peek & Cloppenburg store, is located in the city centre, not far from the Cathedral of St. Antoniter. It is situated on Schildergasse, the city’s main shopping street, where nearly 13,000 pedestrians pass daily.