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Krochsiedlung

Bauhaus-Architecture in Leipzig's north

View of the meadow and trees in front of the settlement as well as the façades and winter gardens of the complex © Philipp Kirschner
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The Krochsiedlung was built between 1929 and 1930. The collaborative project by architects Paul Mebes, Paul Emmerich, Johannes Koppe, Adolf Muesmann and Max Fricke is located in Leipzig's Gohlis district. The Jewish banker Hans Kroch, who also commissioned the Krochhaus in Goethestraße, helped finance the project.

The Krochsiedlung was supposed to be the first construction of a planned residential town "Neu-Gohlis". The nearby Reconciliation Church was supposed to be the centre of the new settlement. The project, however, was never completed. At that time, the residential area embodied modern residential culture and remedied the housing shortage of the late Weimar Republic. To this day, the three and four-storey apartment buildings contain 1018 apartments with conservatories characteristic of Bauhaus, which were extensively renovated in the 1990s.

In 1991, the "Bürgerverein Krochsiedlung e.V." was founded to preserve the architectural and historical heritage of the Krochsiedlung. They decorated one of the apartments in the original 1930s style for public tours.

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Helgoländer Weg 3
04157 Leipzig
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Photo of the Krochsiedlung as well as the area in autumnal ambience © Philipp Kirschner
© Philipp Kirschner
Garden covered with foliage in the Krochsiedlung © Philipp Kirschner
© Philipp Kirschner
Corner building and street at the Bauhaus-style Krochsiedlung © Philipp Kirschner
© Philipp Kirschner
Front garden and façade view of the Krochsiedlung in autumn © Philipp Kirschner
© Philipp Kirschner
Façade and sidewalk view of the Bauhaus-style Krochsiedlung © Philipp Kirschner
© Philipp Kirschner
Garden covered with foliage and a yellow tree in front of the settlement. © Philipp Kirschner
© Philipp Kirschner