‘Material Includes’ demonstrates how a fireplace can turn into a meeting place and a small piece of a better world, including people with physical disabilities. The combined terrace and fireplace in the garden of the Swiss Embassy was entirely made by students of the KADK School of Architecture at Petertsen Tegl. The 16 students produced the world famous Kolumba brick, which has an interesting Swiss background. The Swiss Architect Peter Zumthor was looking for a new form of bricks, when he won the competition for the Kolumba Museum in Cologne. A danish architect who worked for Zumthor introduced him to Christian A. Petersen and he was able to provide a
brick in the format and colours he wanted. So the famous Kolumba brick is the perfect example of a swiss-danish collaboration.