Department store Joske (1929)

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#Department store #Weißenfels #1929

Architects

Ulrich Wilhelm

Developers

Emil Joske

Address and directions

Jüdenstraße 2
06667 Weißenfels, Germany

Public transport: Bahnhof (Train station) / Busbahnhof (Bus terminal)

Access: Public building, free entry during working hours

Today's use: Drugstore

One of the most progressive interwar buildings in the region of Southern Saxony-Anhalt, Western Saxony and Eastern Thuringia.

Description

The eye-catching building, which was provided with a round corner, stands on the central market square. What is special about the building are the dominant window areas. The boundaries between the floors are visible on the exterior building on the narrow, horizontal, plastered parapets. The vertical staircase on the right-hand side opposes the building's main horizontal course.
The ground floor zone is and was designed as a shop window and entrance zone. The sales rooms reach until the third floor. The fourth floor is slightly set back and houses the offices.

 

History

Emil Joske was a successful Jewish merchant who had built this department store from 1929 to 1930. Inside it was completely rebuilt after 1990 to meet the needs of today's users.

On this website are two historic pictures.

Construction types
reinforced concrete
Facades
plaster
Windows
ribbon
Roof
flat
Details
tower
Position
along a street centre of a city/town/village
Storeys
5

Impressions

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