52HI, Cologne

Window to the world

Trade has an ancient tradition at Hohe Straße 52. As Cardo Maximus, it flowed into the Forum of Roman Cologne, the central market and trading place – an ideal address for the construction of an innovative department store.

52HI Facts

Name: 52HI
Project type: Development
Location: Hohe Straße 52, 50667 Cologne; City Centre Cologne (pedestrian zone)
Plot size: 850 m²
Area: 3,500 m²
Use: Retail
Acquired in: December 2013
Completion: Q4 2018
Place: Cologne
Entwurf: Kuehn Malvezzi


Window to the world

See and be seen: An all-round storefront with a total length of 65 metres flanks the 52HI. The classic urban commercial building with base, central zone and attic storey provides the inspiration for the facade, which highlights the building with its 8-metre high showcase-like display windows. From 2018, four floors with approx. 3,500 m² of retail space will open here.

On the most prominent corner

The four-storey building is located in the centre of Cologne. The corner location of Schildergasse and Hohe Strasse creates retail space with high visibility and a high number of passers-by. The two shopping streets are among the most frequented in whole Germany.


52HI Making of Film.

Experience now the full fascination of the impressive architecture and the particularly long shop window, which becomes a show stage on the most prominent corner in Cologne city centre. And what can you expect at 52HI? Experience it for yourself.