Neu-Lindenau (1929)

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#Housing estate #Leipzig #1929

Architects

Johannes Koppe

Address and directions

Groitzscher Straße 38, 40, 42, 44; Lützner Straße 155, 157, 159, 161; Thietmarstraße 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24; Wiprechtstraße 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23
04179 Leipzig, Germany

Public transport: Credéstraße

Today's use: Apartments

This housing estate does not have an official name, but it is located in the neighborhood of Leipzig-Neu-Lindenau.

Description

Between the four blocks with 32 entrances lead passages to the inner courtyard. These blocks are masoned, have pointed roofs and were designed differently. The flats have an average of 46 sqm living space with two rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and one balcony.

All house entrances face to the four streets. All balconies face to the courtyard and point in all four cardinal directions.

Only the block in Lützner Straße has four floors, the three other blocks have three.

The most modern feature are the entrances and semi-circular staircases in Thietmarstraße. They have glass bricks on the ground floor for better light conditions inside. The semicircular stair towers have a positive function: the staircases do not protrude too deeply into the building structure, gaining more space for the living spaces.

The balconies on Wiprechtstraße point to the north-east which is definitely no advantage for the tenants because of less sun light. The street facing front doors are painted green and each has a small window above it.

The smallest block of the estate in Groitzscher Straße has blue-painted doors. Structurally, this block is almost the same as the one in Wiprechtstraße.

The block in Lützner Straße has characteristic staircases with small windows and horizontal decorative cornices.

In the center of the courtyard a former tenant's washhouse is still preserved.

History

All four blocks were built in 1929.

Impressions

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