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Gutenberg School

City of Leipzig's vocational school headquarters

Gutenberg School - exterior view and façade © Sandra Rath
© Sandra Rath

The Leipzig Gutenberg School in the centre south-east is an educational institution specialising in books, printing, media, administration, languages and art. The school's history goes back to 1853 and the founding of the Buchhändler-Lehranstalt (school for booksellers). That, together with the Buchdrucker-Lehranstalt (school for book printing) founded in 1886, are the roots of the school. 

BAUHAUS Architecture: The impressive school building of today's Gutenberg School was built between 1927 and 1929 and designed by Otto Droge for the German Book Printing Association, the Buchdrucker-Lehranstalt and the mastership school for graphic arts. The architect employed multiple styles. The façade is dominated by Bauhaus style, the interior by Art Deco and Brick Expressionism.

The Gutenberg School, with its clear, unadorned form, was designed with both the functional and clear Bauhaus architecture and the rational educational goals of technology and science in mind. The bright plaster façades have a horizontal structure due to the sparing use of Rochlitz porphyry. The main building's tower is adored only by the dials of a clock. The entrance area and plinths are dominated by Rochlitz porphyry. Basically, no decorative elements were used which were previously characteristic of the architect's buildings.

Today, Leipzig city's vocational school headquarters is based in the Gutenberg school. 78 teachers teach around 80 classes to approximately 1,800 pupils.


location Gutenberg School
Gutenbergplatz 8
04103 Leipzig
phone 0341 96442-0
fax 0341 96442-21
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