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Jewish Museum „MiQua“, Cologne

Over a quarter of a million historical artifacts – with origins ranging from the Roman era to the end of the 19th century – have been discovered in the so-called Archeological Zone in front of Cologne’s historic City Hall. The Cologne city council’s now plans to build a museum in the center of the city and put the artifacts on display. The excavation site has been covered and an underground exhibition with a 600-meter tour has been built. The Jewish ‘MiQua’ museum is being built in a very appropriate location – on the adjacent site of the medieval Jewish Quarter. MiQua stands for Museum in
the Quarter – and sounds like the Hebrew ‘mikveh’, the name for a ritual immersion bath, an example of which was discovered during excavations.

Added value

The city of Cologne is benefitting from open communication and close cooperation.

Project data


City of Cologne


Cologne, Germany

Project duration:

2013 – 2021


Wandel Lorch Architekten, Saarbruecken


approx. 13.800 m²

Construction costs:

€77m gross

Individual services

  • Project management
  • Commissioning management
  • Facility management consulting


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