Focus on Sustainable Architecture

Spinnerei, injecting new life into an industrial zone in Leipzig.

Friday, 22nd August 2014

Right now, salvaging existing structures and making the most of old industrial buildings is big, particularly in major cities where space is at a premium and needs to be maximised. An old cotton factory in Leipzig, Germany is one of these – it is now an art and cultural centre. The slogan “From cotton to culture” underscores the redevelopment project of what was hailed – 130 years ago – as one of the biggest cotton mills in continental Europe Spinnerei. In 1907, 10 hectares in the western zone of Leipzig, Germany was earmarked for the construction of a cotton mill, but not only that – a whole neighbourhood was built for the factory workers and incl ...

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