Europahaus (1928)

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Otto Paul Burghardt

Address and directions

Augustusplatz 7
04105 Leipzig, Germany

Public transport: Augustusplatz Tram 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 11E, 12, 14, 15, 16

Today's use: Administration building


In July 1928 the building plans have been changed to a more simple construction. The construction works probably began in 1928. The shell was completed in early November 1929 and most of the rooms were used from 1 January 1930.

Leipzig's second high-rise with a height of 47 metres was ready. It consists of a reinforced concrete skeleton and was clad with shell limestone, which is often used on representative buildings in Leipzig. The office building has a ground floor with a passageway. Above it rises a six-storey compact structure. A tower-like building with another six floors rises from the middle of the building. A roof terrace with a restaurant on the highest point was in use until the 1950s.

Today, the building is used for offices of the company "Leipziger Stadtwerke".

High-rise buildings have been planned around the Leipziger Ring since the 1920s.


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