Leipzig Central

The Western Section of Leipzig Central Station

More and more people think positively about Leipzig: over the past year, the city has attracted 35,000 new inhabitants. After many years of shrinking, Leipzig has become a growing city, reportedly the fastest growing city in Germany. While there is definitely no shortage of space, apartments are scarce and prices are increasng. This means that, once again, housing is a topic for urban development!

Modern residential districts can appear to be both green and metropolitan, offer space and density, be open for all types of housing types and simultaneously remain affordable. This semester we want to try out the possibilities of one of the most prominent building sites of the city: the western section of Leipzig Central Station, directly on the ring. For years Leipzig has searched for new ideas and concepts for this dorment area.

With its central location at the intersection of all major traffic flow, the area is an ideal testing ground for new urban mobility. In addition, a parallel seminar will be offered where mobility concepts are introduced, and should be taken into consideration during design implementation.

The Leipzig excursion and new urban moblity seminar are compulsory accompanying courses.

Participation limited to 25 students.

A look into our current semester – Before/After visions