Address and directions
Public transport: Hartzstraße Bus 90
Today's use: Housing estate
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The first plans to develop the property were made in 1928 with other buildings. In 1929 the architecture was changed. At Theresienstr. and Arthus-Hausmann-Str. closed rows of houses were build, like the usual standard in Germany for housing estates up to that time. Following the principle of modern building from the 1920's, the rows were opened up in Dessauer Strasse, in which the blocks were build right-angled to the street, creating open courtyards. The principle of opening the courtyards can be found again at Hartzstr. The balconies were designed to be expressive, what is rarely found in Leipzig (one more example are the houses in Faradaystr.). At Theresienstr. they lie at the corners of the stepped façades. In the inner courtyards, all houses have balconies, of which the street front faces Arthur-Hausmann-Str., Hartzstr. and Theresienstr. The two inner blocks of Dessauer Str. have loggias on the southwest side. The balconies on the inside of Theresienstr. were set after the reconstruction 2000-2002.
The complex consists of 26 houses in 10 blocks. 208 apartments were built from 1929 to 1931 by Georg Wrede. The flats have one up to four bed rooms. Houses with four bedrooms in that type of buildings in Leipzig is not typical, most of the houses have two or three bed room apartments.
The colours of this housing estate are strong. The façades are yellowish and salmon. The window frames are orange.
This makes the ensemle an absolute exception in Leipzig.