Besides the depot Bayerischer Bahnhof, which got closed 1952 a new residential area „Straße des 18. Oktober” evolved at the beginning of 1970. This area, as well as the University of Leipzig, shapes the closer surroundings. The planned future usage upgrades the whole city part and offers a significant gain on living quality to new and long-established residents.
DIVERSITY OF EDUCATION
Starting at Dösner Weg (subfield 3), a day-care centre for children with 165 places as well as a MusicLab, as an experimental space for musicians and cultural workers, will be built. The latter is to be used as an extension of the Gewandhaus programme for early and advanced musical education. The adjoining apartment building will provide accommodation for lecturers and seminarists.
In continuation of the urban planning competition from 2011, a workshop procedure was launched in early 2020 together with the City of Leipzig, to which 5 renowned architectural firms were invited. In May 2020, the submitted works were evaluated in several stages by the jury consisting of people from administration, urban development, architecture and material judges. The design of the Snøhetta office was chosen as the winner and will be pursued further.
The three buildings overlooking the park will be constructed in the open coverage type and will open up to the park as a place of participation.
Area (gross building area): about 6.000 m² Beginning of constructions: 2021 A project of Stadtbau AG
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