Airport Leipzig-Mockau (1928)

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Architects

Georg Wünschmann

Address and directions

Graf-Zeppelin-Ring 15
04356 Leipzig, Germany

Public transport: Messegelände / Am alten Flughafen

Today's use: Empty, without use

Leipzig's first airport.

Description

It is a two-storey building with a flat roof and a clinker facade. The construction is made of reinforced concret. Four identical blocks were planned, but not built. The ground floor of the administration building housed a check-in hall for passengers, airline offices, the airport administration and the air police. There was a three-level terrace on the roof, which does not exist anymore. On each of the two corners of the building facing the airfield was a glazed stair tower.

The all-round glazed tower on top of the administration building was added in 1955 for the flight safety.

A drawing of the building as it was from 1928 to 1955 can be found here: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flughafen_Leipzig-Mockau#/media/Datei:Flughafen_Leipzig-Mockau_Verwaltungsgebaeude_1929.svg

History

The airport was put into operation in 1913 as an airship port and flying station. Until its closure in 1991, Mockau Airport was used for civilian purposes, but during the First and Second World Wars it housed production facilities for the aircraft armament industry.

Georg Wünschmann built in 1928 and 1929 the new administration building for the Leipzig Airport company LEFAG (Leipziger Luftschiffhafen- und Flugplatz-Aktiengesellschaft).

Construction types
reinforced concrete
Facades
plaster
Windows
casement fixed hopper hung pivot vertical ribbon side-hung corner rooflight French
Roof
flat
Details
railing terrace tower
Position
along a street periphere/neighbourhood
Storeys
2

Impressions

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