summaery2022: Projects

Conversion Karl Krause

Project information

submitted by
Pola Rebecca Koch

Kai Björn Giesemann, Tim Herbertz, Niklas Neumann, Henning Matz, Sarah Abdullah Mohammed Al-Azab, Mira Lina Casties, Lara Sophie Herda, Franz Otto EgonSchlosser Annie Bauermann, Jil Kiara Loose, Theresa Luise Unverricht, Raffael Benoît Welter, Lara Tais Biermann, Anna Josefine Hauschke, Edna Agatha Klenk, Eva Maron, Cora Frölich, Alicia Gumprecht, Alexander Johannes Jakim Kerz, Gioia Kolb, Kerstin Franziska Baier, Enya Sophie Christeleit, Linn Dohrenbusch, Leonie Maria Richter, Lenia Luisa Barth, Mara-Leonie Felber, Anna-Lena Fiedler, Claire Perez, Greta Sophie App, Johannes Damm, Han Onno Linus Holtmann, Gord von Campe, Amkea Henrike Bodag, Franka Magdalena Frye, Emilia Karline Fuchs, Milena Willner, Paul Pinkas Dezius, Lena-Marie Janke, Vincent Martin, Vivian Martina Straub, Frieda Helene Fischer, Eva Marie Schütze, Martha Elisabeth Willée, Paula Pichler, Mia Johanna Wolfrum, Amelie Marie Fronz, Hannah BerenikeKlammeck, Sandra Anita Sperling, Rena Woytinas, Nina Meret Magdalena Kater, Maximiliano Nicolás Igor Meneses Schulz, Carina Mosafer, Catharina Elisabeth Kleinjung, Linn Sophie Amelung, Cora Hoffmann, Lennart Staringer, Juri Peter Braun

Steffen de Rudder, Martina Jacobi, Pola Koch

Architecture and Urbanism

Degree programme:
Architecture (Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)),
Urban Planning (Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.))

Type of project presentation

Summer semester 2022

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8 - Hauptgebäude / Main Building

Project description

There are still some vacant plots in Leipzig, but no wasteland is as large as the Karl Krause site in Leipzig's east. The old machine factory is long gone, the VEB Polygraph printing machine factory has also long since disappeared. Since then, a small forest has grown on the site, there are rubble and bushes and the typical ruderal romanticism of abandoned places.

Besides the openess of the overgrown area, there are two other attractions: The "Parkbogen Ost", a former railway line that connects the area directly to Leipzig's main railway station, now being developed into a cycle path, and a green foot and cycle path that leads wtihin ten minutes along the Lene-Voigt-Platz to the Grassi Museum and directly to the city centre, to Augustusplatz and the university.

The good accessibility, complemented by a nearby S-Bahn station, qualifies the area as a testbed for new urban mobility. Popular keywords such as 5-minute city, productive city or sponge city can play a role here, as well as completely free concepts that relate to the special atmosphere of the location.